A bright, vibrant night sky filled with stars is shown. The dark outlines of trees form a skyline, giving an appearance of being in a large forest surrounded by tall trees. Text is overlaid on the photograph that reads, "Eventually, for eternity."

Eventually for eternity.

A poem to describe love from a constantly suspended state of waiting and wonder.

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A light-colored wall with bright red neon light letters is shown. The neon lights write out, "We are all made of stories." A text overlay reading "2024: Storytelling" is captioned toward the top of the image.

Storytelling: 2023 was a quiet blog year. In 2024, I recommit to storytelling.

2023 is almost over. It was a busy year. When I was a student, I used to write about what I was learning. But after finishing my studies, I stopped writing regularly. Now I want to focus on the future and adopt a storytelling theme for 2024. This post summarizes

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CrystalCraftMC forums sunset. The background picture shows a lake with the sun setting over it. The CrystalCraftMC forum logo appears in the center, slightly below the setting sun.

CrystalCraftMC forums sunset

On 6 February 2022, the CrystalCraftMC forums officially closed down. This announcement gives some history about the forums, why the decision was made to close the forums, and what happens next.

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Six flowers of various stages in blooming are arranged in ascending order. The image is captioned, "sustainable investments."

4 metrics to measure sustainable open source investments.

“Sustainability” is almost a buzzword now. But how do you measure it in an open source ecosystem? This post shares four CHAOSS metrics to help shape the next year of open source data exploration in the UNICEF Open Source Mentorship program.

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Saying no.

For a long time, it was a “yes”. For a few years, I was pulled in by the fiscal lure. There are no manuals for someone who grows up having less to suddenly land at a juncture of having more. So I had to be my own guide.

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Përshëndetje nga Tiranë. Justin is pictured to the left of a rounded (circular) version of the Albanian flag.

Përshëndetje nga Tiranë 🇦🇱

Përshëndetje nga Tiranë, or in Albanian, hello from Tirana! I am residing for a short time in Tiranë (pronounced Ti·ra·na), Albania. After a previous visit in June, I decided to make Tiranë my home for part of my remote work contract. I moved in this past week. The most common

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2021 OSI Board of Directors statement of intent

2021 OSI Board of Directors statement of intent

This first appeared on the Open Source Initiative Wiki. In light of the election update this year, I am republishing my statement of intent on my personal blog. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. Mahatma Gandhi I believe in the value of upholding the Open Source

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What is Freedom?

When I first saw the letter asking for Richard Stallman and the FSF Board of Directors resignations with merely five signatures, I knew I had to sign. Not because I knew it would be the popular thing to do. But because it was what was true in my heart. Only

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Rosie

I put on our playlist,Pure poetry to untrained ears. My heart taken by the hand,But led back to the Atlantic blue,Wondering if I am singing your tune?

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Breakfast in Bosnia.

Four years ago, on March 13th in 2017, I woke up for breakfast in the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina. As I ate breakfast on the morning of March 14th of 2021 in the seemingly eternal era of COVID-19, it struck me.

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