Hi there! My name is Craig Maloney. I'm a game designer, interactive storyteller, and a Linux and computer aficionado. I enjoy playing with computers, and have been fortunate to make them not only my hobby, but also part of my work. How cool is that?
Some of my hobbies include programming computers, learning new programming languages, playing the drums, making music, juggling, playing with retro-computers, designing games, and reading.
I actively collect old video game systems and arcade machines (we call them classics around here), and have a strange fascination with places like DigiBarn or Old Computers. I have acquired quite a collection of old computers, primarily machines from the late 1970s to early 1980s.
I have Stage 4 rectal cancer that has spread to my liver, lungs, and lymph nodes. Read more about my journey.
Here's some other places you might run into me:
- The Mediocre Programmer is a book I wrote to help programmers move from being beginning programmers to more advanced programmers. I hope you'll check it out.
- I design games. (Learn more about my game designs).
- I do stuff and make things.
- I'm the host of the Open Metalcast podcast (on hiatus), which features the finest in Creative Commons licensed metal music.
- I'm the co-host and post-production engineer of Lococast (on hiatus), where Rick Harding and I talk about all things Ubuntu and Python.
- I'm on the board of the Michigan UNIX Users Group. Come on out and join us!
- I'm one of the co-founders and host of the Royal Oak Coffee House Coders group. We meet once a week to code and socialize.
- I currently maintain the wiki for Pepper&Carrot, and am working on a Pepper & Carrot Fate-Based RPG.
- I help maintain Tootstream, which is a command-line client for Mastodon.
- I publish all of my current projects on framagit, and itch.io. Also check out my projects page. (My presentations are there as well)
- I'm a former practitioner of Getting Things Done. I still use end empty my inbox, maintain my lists and do the Weekly Review but I've scaled back on setting goals the GTD way. Most of what I do now is more reflected in Leo Babauta's Zen to Done.
Here's some other ways you can interact with me: