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.

Buy This Book

If you are interested in distributed version control, buy Mercurial: The Definitive Guide by Bryan O'Sullivan at your first opportunity. I had a chance to make some corrections and suggestions at the online copy so I know it's good. :-)

And while you're at it download release 1.3 with the latest and greatest features and fixes.

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