- eightbitraptor /eɪtbɪtˈræptə(r)/ noun.
- 1. Enthusiastic programmer; Modern journeyman; Ruby committer; Low-key weeb; Drinks a lot of coffee; listens to loud music & Gets excited about stuff.
I'm Matt Valentine-House. I've been writing Ruby since 2007, contributing to the language since 2020, and I've been a Ruby core committer since March 2023. Currently I'm at Shopify in the Ruby Infrastructure team working full time on improving MRI (Matz' Ruby Interpreter - the reference Ruby implementation, also known as CRuby).
Besides hacking Ruby, I brew beer, build keyboards, watch anime, drink a lot of coffee and listen to loads of music. I'm also learning japanese. でも上手じゃないです。
So expect content about all of that stuff, in varying degrees.
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I am not currently listening to any songs by anyone from any album.
It's probably a banger! You can find out on Last.fm.