About

I'm MaterialFuture, an entity on the internet. You might know me from IRC, seen me on the Fediverse, watched my videos somewhere, or have seen my projects on GitHub. I'm a mechanic gone software developer and UX Researcher, currently working as a Linux SysAdmin.

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
    • Digital and Physical Mockups
    • Interactive Prototypes
  • Graphic Design
    • Advertisement
    • Graphics for Videos
  • 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

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

Other Practices

  • Graphic Design
  • User Experience Research
  • Video Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Dev-Ops
    • GitLab
    • Docker
    • RancherOS
  • Mechanic Work
    • Welding
    • Soldering
    • Cosmetic Repair for Large Machinery
    • Repairing automotive and hydraulic machinery

More info on how I configure my machines

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 studying for a JLPT certification (Japanese Language Proficientcy Test), hoping by the end of 2021 to either be working on or have my N3.

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/Web Design
  • User Experience Consulting and Research
  • Video Editing
  • Linux 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