an essay


I engage the internet. I'm not content to let it just sit there and do what it's supposed to do. Or rather, I'm only content when it's doing what I want it to do, and what my clients need it to do.

All you really need to know about CHXO is this: I am my own client. Software development is wonderful, because I can easily make the things that work for me work for others as well. Copy and paste. Save as. Low overhead allows me to operate on a "pay what you can" basis.

I'm a geek. I used to build worlds with Legos. I photograph everything. I write bad poetry and dabble in music. I can tell you how an LED works and why you care. But I can't sell anything, and I dislike marketing as we know it.

So my solution is to just put it out there and see what happens. I write open-source software, which means I release my programs under a public license that allows anyone to use them. I employ myself and work on my own schedule.

But I have to eat, and rent, and save. So I offer both talent and dedication to employers and contributors who support my open development program. Or to put it another way, when I'm employed we all benefit.

Here's a link to my résumé. Any suggestions, comments, and spelling corrections are welcome!

By Chris Snyder on December 27, 2002 at 11:19am

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