echo "hey i'm xero"

a 34 year old coder living in pittsburgh, pa who works for brandingbrand as a programmer in the system wide improvements r&d lab. dedicated to releasing open source code and giving away my fonts for free. the kind of arch linux user who you'd call a "ricer" and has his dotfiles under version control. a vegan, for both health and ethical reasons. long hair, beard, black/grey clothes, vans shoes, piercings, and tattoos. i'm married to the love on my life nina, and we have a frisky bichon puppy named harley. and if you haven't noticed yet, i don't care for capitalization.

i <3 code, nix, mp3s, fonts, ripz, games, comics, and h4x.

i code/script in some languages:

php, javascript/json, actionscipt, posix shell/bash, html/5, xml, css/sass/stylus, c/c++, c#, java, python, lsl, tcl, m

i'm also familiar with some database platforms:

sql, mysql/maria, sqlite, ms sql, oracle, db2, access

warez i can't live without:

the unix shell / zsh, urxvt, tmux, vim, git, mpd+ncmpcpp, chrome, interrobang, kodi.tv, comicrack, rutorrent

favorite authors + books

william gibson { neuromancer, count zero, virtual light, mona lisa overdrive, idoru }
george orwell { 1984, animal farm, keep the aspidistra flying }
stan lee, jim lee, allan moore, and frank miller should be on this list too, but they're books are next...

comics i suggest you read

age of apocalypse, black science, cable, chew, deadpool, generation x, ghost in the shell, ghost rider 2099, judge dredd, the manhattan projects, the maxx, saga, sin city, think tank, v for vendetta, watchmen, weapon x, wizzywig, wolverine, x-factor, x-force, x-men (amazing, uncanny, all new, first class, ultimate, forever, noir... ANY/ALL OF THEM!)

music to rawk out

armcannon, bit shifter, the black dahlia murder, black flag, black wizard, brimstone coven, covox, the circle jerks, converge, curlupanddie, the daughters, the dillinger escape plan, dispyz, galaktikon, the locust, metal metroid, the minibosses, nullsleep, phlogiston, rza as bobby digital, trash80, wu-tang, the wyrding module, x|k

i hang out on irc

if you want to chat with me about unix, programming, or whatever, join my friends and i on irc (internet relay chat). my handle is xero and i hang out in a number of channels:

unix.chat / irc.iotek.org / irc.nixers.net
  • #nixers
  • #iotek
  • #gentlemanloser

contact me

echo 0@0Ool.1I | tr 1OIol0 neurox

i do some other stuff around the web:

github twitter tumblr stackoverflow

friends + inspirational sites

z3bra
dcat / iotek
jmbi
venam / nixers
donovan hubbard
matt burdine
ricardo cabello / mr.doob
jerome birembaut / seraf
diego garcia / radstronomical
zeh fernando
justin windle / soulwire
alex winx



totally random note... there are over 100 commas on this page. ++lol