fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Category - Articles

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....

July 25, 2019

What I Wish I Knew Before I Had Top Surgery

For anyone who’s going through a gender transition, there are certain moments that stand out.  I remember the moment five years ago when I decided to change my name to...

July 18, 2019

Jackalope’s “Cyberpunk: Night City” Made Me Cry Real (In Character) Tears

The date was May 25th, 2036. The place was Night City, an urban shithole located in Northern California. I was there to celebrate Night’s Wake—an annual raucous block party commemorating...

June 10, 2019

Questioning Chelsea Cain’s Feminist Agenda

It’s not breaking news that Chelsea Cain, author of Marvel’s Mockingbird, has seen her share of criticism lately for her new comic, Man-Eaters, published by Image Comics. Hailed by some as feminist...

December 24, 2018

Where Were You During The LARP In Question?

I was a little nervous as I walked up the gravel path to the event site for The Night in Question. I had come to Austin, TX, all the way...

August 9, 2018

Hair That Comes Out For You

“Hi, my name is Jameson and I’m non-binary. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have great hair.” This is how I introduce myself at professional conferences...

June 9, 2018

Finding a Friend in Tabikaeru

Tabikaeru—or “Journey Frog” in English—is the newest mobile game from Hit-Point, the creators of popular cat collector Neko Atsume. But even before I downloaded it, I suspected it would be...

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