I'm Derek Stevens, born in California in 1993 and currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico; I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula devouring video games, operating system lore, metal and trance music, and exploring the environment through hiking, rollerblading, and urban exploration. I graduated from UC Davis in 2019 with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Computer Science, as well as three Associates in Math, Physics, and Philosophy.
I met my partner on a cross-country train ride in 2016 and we had our son in 2019. I currently work as a Software Development Engineer at WEX. When I'm not busy with work and family, I like making music (playing metal on the baritone uekelele, and doing DJ mixes), aggressive rollerblading, playing video games (typically JRPGs, Metroid, and Megaman), hiking, tending plants, and working on various personal programming, computing, and digital art projects.
See also, my curriculum vitae.
- felt and chaos awakening
- Eihei Dogen - Shobogenzo
- Deleuze & Guattari - Anti-Oedipus
- Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson - Dune - House Atreides
- Tales of Arise (new-game+ CHAOS difficulty)
- Star Ocean - The Last Hope 4k/Full HD remaster
Below is linked my PGP public key. It's also linked on the front page and at the footer of every other page. With it you can verify my digital signature on emails, git commits, etc. and also send me encrypted email and files. If you don't know how to use PGP or what it is, I recommend this article by Varonis.
I work to achieve and promote:
- social equality
- freedom of creativity and expression
- domination structures including but not limited to
- the oedipus complex
- totalitarianism (in all forms including surveillance capitalism)
- bigotry including but not limted to
- religious fundamentalism
- physical, psychological, and spiritual violence against humans, other animals, and nature