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.

I dedicate my life to the work I output, be it digital or physical I do my best to learn as much as I can to do the best I can. I would estimate that about 90% the skills bellow were self-taught, learned either from reading a book or simply by doing and as to better iterate this I document my processes and what I've learned to share with others.

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

What I Do For Fun

  • Music - either writing or listening to
  • Repair Machinery
  • Hangout on IRC

Interests

  • Software
  • Language
  • 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.

Andras Media

I own a Design/Consulting company called Andras Media LLC., 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.

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
  • Lisp
  • Common Lisp (SBCL)
  • Emacs Lisp (elisp)
  • Typesetting
    • Org-Mode
    • LaTeX/BibLaTeX
    • Markdown

Other Practices

  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • 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 both Spanish and Greek for work, Greek while I've been in Greece or when at home, Japanese to talk to some of my friends online, and of course computer programming languages. 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.

Aside from learning I also work on preserving older media by converting older mediums into newer and less lossy formats.

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
  • Light 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