Essays, etc.

My name is Diana. I make things but generally not very well. I put thoughts here.

February 4, 2024

Spirits of the Human Animal

A longer essay concerning systemic influences.

July 20, 2023

Summer Retrospective 2023

Regarding colonialism, revolt, and software.

June 26, 2023

Parables Regarding Software

Lessons learned through toil.

February 6, 2023

Revolution and the World of the Heart

I was scared too, but I need you to understand: we won.

January 24, 2023

Ode to the Worms

...Crawling Through the Skull of the Last Capitalist, Rotting Beneath the Earth

December 4, 2022

A Conceptual Introduction to Spritely Goblins

A transformative paradigm for distributed systems programming.

February 22, 2022

COMMUNITY TAKES WORK (a letter to fedi)

A little network with big hopes struggles to live up to them.

October 13, 2021

The Artist, Afterward

Imagine with me: you are an artist in a post-scarcity world.

July 25, 2021

Software From Another World

Despite their best efforts, a better world awaits.

March 14, 2021

A Veteran's Guide to PouchDB

An introduction to writing software with PouchDB.

March 7, 2021

The Living Stone

A short story about crows.

January 30, 2020

Ibba and the Grux'nis

A *Shepherd* Story.

January 27, 2020

Considerations Regarding Distributed Software

Together we are strong. Knowing this, how can we write good software?

February 4, 2019

Structural Advantages for Software Developers

To Leverage and Destroy

October 26, 2018

Kill Your Server And Get Back To Bed

Patterns for Serverless Applications

September 4, 2018

Vacation Retrospective 2018

I'm on vacation this week and it feels weird.

August 23, 2018

Regarding why software is so bad

Ours is a sorcerous craft. We can do it justice.

June 29, 2018

Chloe Sagal did not need to die.

Words for a friend gone before us.

June 11, 2018

"Far Beyond the Stars" and Visionary Fiction

An essay about a Deep Space Nine episode and the ability of fiction to combat oppression.

January 15, 2018

Distributed datastructures

Turning chaos into uptime.

January 14, 2018

Regarding Browsers

Thinking about the mess.

November 19, 2017

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