Many of my friends know that I very often avoid giving out any personal details to anyone when they ask me. Some people never notice (I’ve become pretty good at diverting the questions), some people think it’s weird, and some people actually freak out about it, either because they think I have something to hide, or just because they want what the can’t have.
The reason I do this is not just to fuck with people (although on a separate note, I do sometimes enjoy fucking with people), it’s because my personal details are not important to me having a conversation with anyone. They are so irrelevant, in fact, that they often lead to significantly worse conversations. Let’s go over a few examples of things people ask all the time that I particularly don’t enjoy answering.
Let’s face it, the internet is a massive deal. Like this is news to anyone, right? But it’s crazy to think that the internet was not even a small deal about 20 years ago. The internet was born, raised, and became the most important part of almost everything and everyone’s life in the time it would take a human to go from birth to legal drinking age. That’s just insane.
Phew, what a long day! Today I finally released my beloved baby, roots. I was super stoked to see that it really picked up on hacker news, and have been seeing super heavy traffic to the site all day, which was handled very elegantly by my new favorite webhost, nodejitsu. I received very very little negative feedback, which is amazing for hacker news, and within just a few hours the post had shot up to over 100 upvotes, and I had more than 100 stars on github. Whoo!
Really excited that the project release went well, and I hope people continue to use it. Needless to say, I’ll be working hard to keep the awesome coming out from roots, and I’ve got a lot to think about and process after today’s events.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported me today and throughout the development of roots, especially carrot creative, the incredible company I work for, and sam saccone who is a great friend and helped out a lot with this project.