I'm Nat, or icco. I've been building software since the early 2000s. I love building cli and web tools, and spend a lot of time #datahoarding. I try to do everything in the open, so all of my personal code in FOSS, and most of my thoughts are public on subdomains of https://natwelch.com.
When I'm not writing code, I like hiking, fly fishing, reading, writing, and listening to and making music.
In 2019, pipenv made no releases. Changeset helped them get back on track in 2020, and they stayed on track in 2021. Their first 2022 release just came out. How I did it, in ~15 hours of work: https://harihareswara.net/posts/2020/breaking-release-bottlenecks-what-changeset-can-do/
I also spoke about it at openSUSE: https://media.ccc.de/v/3531-live-rescue-and-renew-a-project
I'm putting together a book of fiction short stories based on location, technology, nature and art. It'll be available for free at https://locative.garden, but if you want a physical copy, you can back the project at http://kck.st/3Ft2AHf
This work is inspired by all of the amazing things folks have posted on Merveilles over the past two years. I know I'm not the most active user, but you all inspire me constantly. #theWorkshop
The real pain though was I also moved from a hand rolled k8s cluster to using Google's new Autopilot GKE k8s cluster, and I ran into so many undocumented hard edges. Part of this caused me to have to rewrite my entire CD pipeline... which still isn't quite done.
I love slat flip and dot flip displays. https://hackaday.io/project/18541-dot-flippers is a fun look into a dot flip display
Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:
"The guru is not exposed as a liar or a lech, a joker or a thief, but “only” a child laughing in the sun. The seeker’s mistake did not lay in identifying something special in this person, but in believing — hoping — that this specialness had something to do with knowing the truth. Instead, the numinous boils down to an ordinary state of radiant and childlike joy."
Software developer & Author living in NY.
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.