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I'm a computing scientist from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University. I currently work for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), a local combined Indiana/Purdue school with about 15 000 students. My particular forte is programming languages, of which I know quite a few. I like working with open source projects a lot, that's sort of how I define my success in the world.

At home I use both Arch Linux and OpenBSD. When I started using Unix in 2004 I learned on Solaris (at Purdue), Slackware, and FreeBSD. After that I used FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD for a long time before switching to mostly Ubuntu for ease of usability (although still keeping my website on OpenBSD). In early 2011 I got tired of the direction Ubuntu was going and gave Arch a try. It's awesome to get back to the roots of simplicity that I love, and still have a system that's fully functional and easy to maintain. Seems like the best of all possible worlds.

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Name Taylor Venable
IRC metasyntax
Source BitBucket, Github