About

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I'm MaterialFuture, a monochromatic entity on the internet. You might know me from IRC, seen me on the Fediverse, watched my youtube videos, or have seen my projects on GitHub/GitLab. Former mechanic, current Linux SysAdmin, and future whatever.

The views expressed by me on this blog are my personal opinions and views only and are not to be taken as undisputed facts!

What I Do Professionally

  • Linux System Administration
    • Hosting and Management
    • Automation
    • Monitoring
  • User Experience Research
    • User Interviews
    • UX Storyboards and Roadmaps
    • Physical Mockups
    • Interactive Prototypes
  • Graphic Design
    • Advertisement Banners
    • Graphics for YouTube
  • Video Editing

Interests

  • Music - either writing or listening to
  • Repair Machinery
  • Farming
  • Software
  • Languages
  • Game Design
  • Audio/Visual Mediums

Work

I mainly work as an a Linux Systems Administrator and occasionally do web design, graphic design, and video editing contract work through my personal company after-hours. In the past I worked as a mechanic and sometimes on the weekend or after-hours I'll take an odd job requiring me to utilize those skills.

Looking to hire me freelance/contract? For Hire section

My Company

I own a Design/Consulting company called Andras Media LLC. that I run with my wife, visit the site for more info. The clients the company has partnered with range from bands to small businesses to create shirts, print material, banners, posters, and websites/hosting options. We create brands help market them correctly for the modern age.

About This Site

This site is a blog, a wiki, and a hub for all the things I work on. Consider it the documentation to my life. Feel free to explore and get a better idea of who I am and what I do.

Programming Languages I Work With

  • PHP
  • Crystal Lang
  • Ruby
  • JavaScript/Vue.JS
  • Lisp
    • Emacs Lisp (elisp)
  • Typesetting
    • Org-Mode
    • LaTeX/BibLaTeX
    • Markdown

Other Practices

  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Farming
  • Mechanic Work
    • Welding
    • Soldering
    • Cosmetic Repair for Large Machinery
    • Repairing automotive and hydraulic machinery

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Other Interesting Things

I've worked with languages a lot in my life, having used English, Spanish, and Greek for work. Used Greek while I've been in Greece or when at home, Japanese to talk to some of my friends online and pen-pals, and Spanish I picked up in school and from family. I enjoy learning languages and using them to understand/learn new concepts and ideas. I'm currently in the process of practicing for my JLPT certification, hoping by the end of 2021 to either be working on or have my N3.

I also partake in farming and agriculture, and once I move I will be focusing most of my free time for that, to which I can expect this blog and subsequently this page to change a bit.

If you're interested in talking to me you can find ways on reaching out here on my contact me page.

For Hire

I'm available for hire for contract work outside of normal work hours CST. Please visit the contact me page for ways to reach me.

Work I'm willing to do on contract;

  • Graphic design
  • Video Editing
  • Web Design
  • System Administration
  • Dev-Ops



"To put is still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath." -- Alan Watts