Hello, world :)
Me on the Web
Ideas I Like
- Intelligence augmentation, “tools for thought”, especially End-user programming and “authoring tools” (e.g. HyperCard)
- Natural Language Processing (NLP) applied to cooking recipes
- Interactive Fiction (IF), e.g. Infocom text adventure games
- Gardening/horticulture, both low-tech (permaculture) and high-tech (Controlled Environment Agriculture, vertical farming)
Issues I Care About
Why the “plus”?
When I was at CMU, the email system did fuzzy common name matching by default, so you could write a full name e.g.
email@example.com and it would try to deliver it to the right mailbox. If you added a plus sign (
+), the system would do an exact match instead of a fuzzy match, i.e. the
+ character makes it unambiguous. So in practice, I went by
jrc+, and it stuck.