Hi everyone! I take care of some of the more esoteric tasks on the Discord server and created the Floria bot (go on — check out what she can do!).
I’m currently studying AI with a focus on its use in regional media after ten years spent as the Online News Editor for Australia’s largest network of newspapers. I have sixteen years’ experience in online media and before that worked as an economist and political staffer. If you’re wondering how one gets into any of those careers, my advice would be understand social research and statistics.
My daily driver is currently Obsidian backed up by GitHub and Flameshot. My desktop runs off Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy and my at-home server cluster is made of five Ubuntu 20.04.1 Focal machines all running different data analysis and OSINT projects I’ve built up over the years.
I donate spare compute time on my server cluster to farmers and regional organisations who’ve been hit hard by COVID-19 and the economic crisis, so if you have computing gear you’re throwing out — please consider sending it on over so I can help as many people as possible.
My operating hours are strange; I live in Australia but I have an odd sleeping pattern thanks to modern pharmaceuticals. Even if I’m offline, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the topics above, need an extra player for Diplomacy, or just want to chat with someone who’s not going to judge.
I look forward to us all honing our productivity procedures to free up time for us to do what we each individually value most. Ci vediamo!