Bobby Powers Linux, Go, coffee, system dynamics
This is my internet-home, with potentially-interesting links to things I’ve done along with occasional weblog postings.
Excitingly, September 2015 I am starting a graduate program in CS at UMass Amherst!
libsd - System Dynamics simulation engine in C.
seshcookie - http sessions stored in encrypted cookies for Go.
psm - a Linux utility for RAM and swap reporting.
cnote - an HTTP-based music indexing service written in C.
lightswitch rave - spiritual successor to cnote, written in Go.
I use and support free software, having contributed in (usually minor) ways to a variety of projects over the years - mostly to address issues that I’ve encountered. I like to leave things better than how I found them.
I’ve authored a number of small changes, addressing issues in HTTP headers (235bd4eb543e), JSON support (233ff5d46b3d), gob (7f39a0541e03), and the build system (5a1c75805f59, 4f0d27dab290, 7d0f321ea87c), along with a nice little performance hack in the time package (d9e4f47ae341).
Once upon a time I was an intern with (and subsequently a community member of) OLPC. I helped with some bugs that had cropped up, worked on a (sadly unfinished) activity named Model to enable students to do system dynamics modeling on the XOs, and rewriting the boot animation in C, speeding up boot time by 12 seconds.
I love coffee. Eventually I will expand on that, but in the mean time feel free to corner me in real life to discuss coffee, ideally over a cup of coffee.
I was most recently was a software architect at SocialCode. I am currently pursuing a graduate education in CS full-time, focusing on systems.