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Hello! I’m Alan and this is my homepage. I’ve been writing here for longer than I’d care to admit, and still treat the web like it’s those early days before we invented the word blog. I’m a working programmer and a semi-successful “entrepreneur by circumstances“. I try to make complicated things easier to understand. I help the men and women in the day-to-day trenches of the digital world understand the piles of code flowing downhill towards them.

I live in Portland, OR, take picture of cats, and try to leave things better than I found them. Despite the target rich enviornment, that last part is harder than you’d think.