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Hello there, web surfer. I am Toby Mackenzie of Northeast Ohio. Welcome to my little stop on the information superhighway. I hope you enjoy your visit. Come on in. Find out more about me or my web development career. Visit my web-pipe to find out what's happening in Toby land.

Me in brief

  • I currently live and work in Akron.
  • I work on websites for a living, as a LAMP-stack developer.
  • I am introverted / quiet / shy.
  • I like computers, music, hiking, shows / movies / books, old video games, &c.
  • I value freedom of expression, autonomy, equalization of power, environmental preservation, sharing of knowledge and effort to better all, &c.

My online presences

Et cetera

Take my love, take my land
take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
- Firefly
… artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Be excellent to each other
- Abraham Lincoln
& Ted "Theodore" Logan,
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Having something requires giving something else up.

Interesting things

Have / Experienced

  • tea
  • Cleveland sportstball: Caveliers, Guardians, Browns
  • Coop travel pillow: very comfortable travel-sized memory foam pillow with adjustable fill level
  • Columbo DVD series: classic TV detective
  • Three Thirty Six hoodie: My favorite hoodie with no dangling hood-pulls
  • Resident Alien: sci-fi comedy
  • Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color: Color eInk device running Android
  • Github: allowing me to share my code easily
  • Phillip K. Dick: classic sci-fi writer
  • sunrise alarm clock

Interested in

  • StarLabs StarLite: Linux first convertible tablet with good specs, reasonable price, user replaceable parts (planned), Coreboot
  • Onyx Mira eInk monitor: nice looking but expensive, waiting for color version (must syntax highlight)
  • framework is making a laptop that is user serviceable / upgradable, with parts readily available from their marketplace. Waiting for touch.
  • Purism is making the Librem 5 phone, a phone running Linux, with a privacy focus including physical component switches, upgradable baseband, mostly open firmware.