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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.

"...the less you know about something, the less value it has to you, and the easier it is to destroy. And by easy, I mean: guiltlessly, remorselessly, foolishly, even righteously." theguardian.com/commentisfree/

#USPol 

Just took 5 minutes to call my senators about the Supreme Court. Sunrise Movement made it easy: sunrisemovement.org/scotus

"Such under-the-radar PR efforts underscore the [pharma] industry’s determination to protect its pricing power in an era when expensive new drug therapies are increasingly under fire for their role in soaring U.S. healthcare costs." reuters.com/article/us-usa-dru

"This Crisis Team Has Handled Mental Health Calls Without Cops for 30 Years" vice.com/en_us/article/pkywg7/

(The article says they "may, rarely, involve the police", but the spirit of the headline stands.)

Just finished my first week on the Desktop team for (the messaging app)!

"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/

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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.