fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

October 9, 2017

Baseball, Lesbians & Friendship all abound in Butterfly Soup

Butterfly Soup is a recently-released indie game which was billed as “a game about gay Asian girls playing baseball and falling in love.” Even though the description of the game was...

October 3, 2017

Doing Queer Representation Right: Moonstruck #1-3

I discovered Moonstruck this past summer when I was having a particularly bad day and I decided to go to my local comic book store and see if I could...

October 2, 2017

The Memory Archive Wayback Machine

A few days ago, when I was applying to speak at a conference, I went to take a peek at one of my old talk videos on YouTube, I found...

September 18, 2017

Experimenting with Scarification: Taking Care Of My First Brand

I’m a huge fan of body mods and over the summer this year, I finally had the opportunity to do a body modification that I’ve had my eye on for...

September 12, 2017

Defining: Gender Dysphoria

DEFINE IT: The word “dysphoria” is defined as “a sense of being ill at ease or a feeling of dissatisfaction or anxiety.” That’s a pretty good characterization of what gender...

August 23, 2017

The magic behind the curtain — adding multiple orgs to Agrilyst

Often, making a change to an application can look pretty straightforward from the outside. Without understanding the underlying structure of the application, it can be hard to realize how much...

August 21, 2017

Conf Report: PolyConf

Of all the conferences I was scheduled for this spring, I think Polyconf was the one I was most excited about! First of all, this year it was held in...

August 17, 2017

Greater Than Code, the podcast where #PeopleMatter

Earlier this summer I was approached with a very exciting proposal from a friend who I met at AlterConf NYC last winter and asked to become a regular panelist on...

July 1, 2017

Conf Report: MongoDB World 2017

Attending MongoDB World in Chicago last week was a series of firsts for me. It was the first time I was specifically sought out and invited to attend a conference...

June 19, 2017

How to Defect From the Empire (and Other Unethical Jobs)

Since writing about the crisis of morals I had after seeing Rogue One for the first time, I’ve discussed the topics of Star Wars and engineering ethics with many colleagues...

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