hyperreal.coffee

The web home of me. Jeffrey Serio. Aka hyperreal.

Info

  • Based in the Chicago area.
  • Born on March 15th, 1988.
  • Sensitive, introverted, intuitive.
  • I'm shy and might come across as reserved and standoffish at first, but I open up when I get more comfortable with people.
  • Aspiring system administrator and programmer.
  • I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Illinois-Springfield.
  • Mental illness and mental health advocate.
  • Favorite things: free and open source software/culture/content/access, diversity, automation, programming, logic, video games, role-playing games, language, and coffee.
  • I dislike monocultures, non-consensual power structures, and closed-mindedness.
  • He/him/his, they/them/their
  • I'm genderfluid. More specifically, I'm a demi-gendered man, which means I identify as mostly masculine and have some feminine markers.
  • I have schizoaffective disorder and OCD. I was diagnosed in September of 2007 and have been taking medication since 2006. Secondary symptoms that stem from these include agoraphobia, social phobia, selective mutism, and alogia/speech articulation issues.
  • I'm an atheist/naturalist and secular humanist.
  • Politically, I'm a pragmatic libertarian socialist. I support democracy, pluralism, and the ideals of the Pirate Party.

Computing Repertoire

I'm very interested in how other people do their computing. I enjoy seeing workstation setups, dotfiles, and what software/tools others use as daily drivers.

Interests

Below is an outline of things I'm interested in and would like to learn more about:

  • Python
  • Go
  • Unix/Linux system administration
  • computer networking
  • infosec
  • bash, zsh, shell scripting
  • programming languages
  • type-safe and memory-safe programming
  • public philosophy and public reasoning
  • self-hosting
  • Internet archiving
  • Gemini protocol and the Smolnet
  • retro-computing
  • decentralized internet
  • digital rights
  • free and open source software/culture/content/access
  • Wikipedia and other WikiMedia projects
  • mental illness and mental health awareness
  • neurodivergence
  • minimalism
  • psychology
  • anthropology
  • language and linguistics
  • mythology and folklore
  • Hacker culture
  • Hacker ethic
  • high fantasy / medieval fantasy and science fiction
  • role-playing games: Only video games for now, but One Of These Days™ I will get into table-top gaming.