Late in 2009, at a Startup Weekend hosted at Hacker Dojo, I had a fit of inspiration: "Can I get an '.in' domain, and if so, can I get"

The answer, as you can see, was "Yes!" on both counts.

I paid 10 years in advance.

And here we are. You want to know more about me, so I better share something interesting.

Over the years: I've framed houses in 8 states. I'm a former US Marine. I have a number of college degrees in science and engineering. I've worked at startups and at big companies . I write code for fun and profit.

Over there to the right, you can find me in several other ways. Looking forward to hearing from you. -dave d

A Ruby Mockingbird Apr 3 2015

As noted in “Going static with Middleman,” I have a fair bit of work ahead to rebuild my personal website.

This is part of that work.

Ruby is not usually regarded as—or employed as—a functional programming language. Yet Ruby does support a fair...