Hi, I'm Maymay.
I am a free software developer and technology consultant. Instead of owning property, I am houseless, spending much of my time living on the road and on the Internet, so that I can travel to do Good Work with Good People for the benefit of our future. I've been called the "Information Age equivalent of Johnny Appleseed," among other nice and not-so-nice things.
In addition to developing Free Software, I also facilitate CryptoParty teach-ins (here's a short video about it), run public workshops on computer security, and offer consultations for individuals and groups concerned about data privacy.
I do work best when I'm warm and dry, well-fed, have a safe place to sleep (this can be as simple as a quiet side-street on which to park a car), and am surrounded by curious, intelligent, integrious humans who are passionate about making the world better. Cats are good company, too.
You can make a one-time donation via PayPal.
You can also use the following buttons to contribute a fixed amount each month, and you can stop contributing at any time you choose:
Thank you very much!
Thank you so much for your donation! :) Donations like these are my primary source of earned income right now, so every dollar really counts towards things like food!
I also really enjoy finding win-win situations that give me a safe place to put my pack down for a little while. I love pet sitting and housesitting, but I'm also always on the lookout for ways to put my programming and people-organizing skills to good use. If, for instance, there's a company or non-profit in your area that might be interested in bartering some of my skills in exchange for letting me sleep under a desk for a couple weeks, please put us in touch, too! :D
And regardless, I hope you'll say hi to me should our paths cross again in the future. :) Either way, your support—in whatever form it comes—is very appreciated!
2,000 words per minute.
An unusual combination of relevant-and-cool.
More sticky than a wiki.
A sexy furnace of activism.
More ethically substantial than most people.
A perfect blend of geek chic and femme.
Kinda the red pill.
In the top 0.001% of people who are actually fucking interesting and have something to say.
The eighth layer of the OSI stack.
The fifth teenage mutant ninja turtle.
Paladin in kinky armor.
By far the most interesting single serving friend I have ever met.
far more hostile than one normally expects in a discussion of economics.
You really should meet this man. A conversation with this man is an experience.
doing more interesting work on reputation systems than Reddit and Cory Doctorow and the cypherpunks combined—Meredith L. Patterson
like getting hit with a freight train of information.
a queer overload in the best way.
a psychedelic substance.
too competent to be cool.
like an encyclopedia.
Banned from three networks.
part of some kind of communist trio?
like a computer…but, like, a chill one.
One of the worst I've ever met.
supremely, incessantly, and refreshingly honest.
hates cops, too.
not as much sex as you would think from their description of it.
doesn't joke about anything ending in DAV.
like a series of cheat codes.
press[es] the little button on the computer and all the language comes up.
an injection of queerness.