about me

the being

i make things. mostly functional, sometimes pretty. spectra, rainbows, and gamuts are ofttimes pretty!

my current functional project is versioned nodes, distributed tools to enable collaboration without the constant connectivity or privacy violations that centralized tools require.

i live in a housing coop, participate in buying coops, and am trying to form a worker coop. i’m also fascinated by the details of how cooperatives function and how that affects the resulting collaborative effort - especially consensus building.

i love many people in many ways. more relationship anarchist than poly. i’m vaguely agender, mostly demi, sometimes ace, and someday want to grow up to be a housecat-sized robotic dragon. those labels are descriptive, not normative or prescriptive.

i strive to support the autonomy of all beings and seek to cultivate mutual benefit and regard in all interactions between being to the extent that i am able.

similarly i strive to see beings as beings, not members of demographics.

the name

i have always found names sort of arbitrary. they are unquestionably useful, but whatever history and meaning they have, they lack any intrinsic connection to their referents.

my given name is tristan and ~2014 i started using imuli online a lot. eventually i merged them:

trystimuli: trystim uli, tryst imuli, try stimuli.

it still feels pretty arbitrary, but at least i find it amusing.

contact and links

you can usually find me out on the internet as imuli or trystimuli. in particular, most of my code is available on github under imuli, eventually that will shift to codeberg under trystimuli.

i endorse using signal for anything moderately private. unfortunately there’s no way to link with my public key, but you’ll reach probably me at +1 207 370 9073.

the fediverse, while not a decentralized ideal, is passable. i may be found there at @tryst

and of course there’s plain old email at [email protected].

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