fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

May 20, 2020

Tech Conferences in the Time of Cholera

For folks like me who often have a pretty full schedule of tech conferences, the lack of them on the calendar right now is a particularly weird-feeling aspect of the...

May 11, 2020

Introducing: Stationary & Sassy!

I’ve really been checking all the boxes in my “Millennial quarantine stereotype” checklist. Baking my own bread, check. Adopted a new pet, check. Yep, I watched Tiger King too. And...

May 8, 2020

dear margaret

This Twin Peaks inspired poem was originally published at Pink Plastic House as the featured poem for the week of April 29th, 2020. tiny, frightened minds say,there’s a sort of...

May 4, 2020

Confessions of a Dodo Airline Worker

This is a piece of fiction written from the perspective of Orville, the dodo who works at the airport desk in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Orville never leaves the 24-hour airport,...

April 5, 2020

How Playing Notpron In 2005 Helped My Programming Career In 2017

Do you remember Notpron? I certainly do, although I distinctly remember it being called notpr0n—which I suspect is more a remnant of online culture in the late 2000s when it was originally...

March 24, 2020

Quarantine Recipe: Mighty Taco’s Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

As more of us are getting quarantined, sheltered in place, locked down and generally stuck inside, I’ve seen people taking on “quarantine projects.” I have a few of my own!...

March 12, 2020

Life Lessons For A COVID-19 World I Learned From Open Spaces

I recently attended (and presented at) DevOpsDays NYC. It was my third DevOpsDays event and it was a fantastic conference, as the other two had been! What I didn’t realize...

February 28, 2020

‘The Night in Question’ Raises Questions About People and Predators

Humans are herd animals. Herds meander, move in an uncoordinated way. But vampires are pack animals. Predators. And packs move with strategy and intention. That’s what makes vampires so scary....

January 23, 2020

Capturing the Flag: at CodeMash & Beyond!

A few weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2020 and it was as big and exciting as ever! I got to see all my friends, I built my own IoT badge,...

December 28, 2019

Mystical, Magical Tarot Reviews!

I originally got into reviewing comics and games because, well, I love comics and games, and this year I was able to start reviewing something else that I’m really passionate...

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