I don’t discuss lots of coding or tech challenges because they don’t interest me. I’m interested in people and using tech to make our world a better place.
As a result, politics are a necessary part of the discussion.
I had contemplated leaving politics out of my feed and trying to stick purely to tech, but that feels disingenuous and also does not help accomplish my goal of trying to make the world a better place.
I’m Ben, a web dev, author, & speaker. I’ve been at this for >20 years, & I’m always eager to help. If you have questions about the Web, FOSS, PHP, or APIs, ask.
I advocate for decentralization, open source, open standards, & the Commons; I believe good UX is the key to mass adoption.
I’m active in the PHP community. I founded Atlanta PHP & co-organize @nashvillephp, & I authored the popular ramsey/uuid library.
I’ve spoken at many conferences. If you see me at one, say “hi.”
It is proven! I am ramsey on Keybase: https://keybase.io/ramsey/sigchain#34687c1900dc23e8f094e73bf0854df0a4844140ee70c1b67f73ce5d64b671190f
curl is in the Mars Helicopter mission: https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2021/04/19/mars-2020-helicopter-contributor/
Thank you, @pollita, for opting out of FLoC on PHP dot net! https://github.com/php/web-php/commit/9bc507afae21c9da1c30ee1ab0654fea8150549b
For Cyber Monday, we’re offering PHP 8.0 for free! Go download it today! https://www.php.net/releases/8.0/en.php
All of PHP 7.2 and earlier are now EOL! These versions will no longer receive security updates or bug fixes. It’s time to upgrade! https://php.net/eol.php
Coder, writer, speaker. ❤️ open source, PHP, board games, D&D, sci-fi, 🖖, 👨💻, 🛰, 🎸, 🍺, & 👨👩👦. He/him
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