Birch Street Computing -

about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun & profit.

I was big into and you can still see some of what I listen to there. I can also be found using github and recently sourcehut as well as bitbucket (historically). I don't care for most popular social media sites. If I have an account on one or the other it's probably either old and unused or was created just for tinkering.


Links to things I like, use, or otherwise feel is worth sharing. Things I'd like to see get more popular.

Big hostin'

This site now has webhosting. Not on my DSL! The main reason I changed is so that I can host my mercurial repositories on a host that is available to the rest of internet, reliably.

The new domain is:, I've had it for a while but wasn't doing much with it until now.

I may aslo do a little more with this site if I feel like it.

Every blog page or article on this site is available under the CC-BY-SA license unless otherwise noted.