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I'm a software developer living in a haunted mansion in Chicago. I'm originally from Silicon Valley, a fact that I am both proud and ashamed of.

My pronouns are he/him/his; my website is evanhahn.com; my musical taste is embarrassing.

"I’m here to prove that operating as a non-profit is viable, better for everyone involved, and should be the default way to do business." ziglang.org/news/announcing-zi

"...what is really at work here is the default prejudice against bottom-up self-organization without a profit motive." write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

"It’s easy to conflate having a strong sense of personal justice with understanding how to create an equitable environment for others, but in practice they’re not very interchangeable. You simply cannot succeed if you privilege conviction over research." lethain.com/stuff-learned-abou

Edward Snowden: "Engineers like to believe that they’re like scientists, what they do is something that is pure, and they’re just trying to get the rocket up. Where the rocket comes down is not their department." vice.com/en_us/article/wxqx8q/

"...the climate movement has never and will never be just about saving the environment. It’s about fighting inequality and injustice - the story of climate destruction is just as much one of racial injustice and oppression as it is about the actual environmental damage." forgethefuture.substack.com/p/

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>Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

businessinsider.com/facebook-k

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help curl: the user survey 2020 daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/05/18 - please run over and fill in your views. We need them! It'll only take you a few minutes.

Really liked this data-focused report about how to reduce your personal carbon footprint. (Haven't fact-checked it myself, but it feels consistent with other things I've read.) founderspledge.com/stories/cli

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bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.