Tue, Sep 28, 2021 | announcements

After many years of procrastination, I finally got off my duff and set up Let’s Encrypt for my domain – with my OSS domains soon to follow (though those already had SSL for all but the apex domain bounces, courtesy of Read the Docs).

You should now be seeing https URLs for all pages on this site, and be redirected to https if you access the http versions.


Sun, Sep 26, 2021 | announcements

I finally got my bank, Stripe, and Github to play nice together, so I’m now on Github Sponsors. Added it to the relevant section of my projects page too.

No tiers or goals or anything like that - I’m sure the more entrepreneurial users appreciate those features but I’m #blessed with a well-paying job that gives me some OSS time, so sponsorship/etc is largely about beer money or one-time “you fix my bug, I give you cold hard cash” agreements.


Sat, Sep 25, 2021 | announcements, personal

I’ve turned off Disqus comments on this site. There’s not usually enough feedback to be worth the extra page/cognitive load. My inbox is always open!


Fri, Sep 24, 2021 | announcements, fabric, invoke, paramiko

Just a quick note that there is now a roadmap section on my projects page. I’ll be linking to this from the project websites ASAP.

My hope is that this goes a small way towards addressing the thing where my reduced cadence makes it look like projects are “dead” when they’re actually just sleeping (cue Monty Python parrot reference here).





The first step

is admitting you have a problem; so with that in mind:

Hi. My name’s Jeff, I maintain several OSS projects you may be familiar with1, and I’m burned out.

I lie awake at night, unable to sleep, crippled by guilt. During the day, it’s anxiety and fear that cripple instead, making the thought of facing the issue tracker unbearable.

Development on my projects has slowed far more than I ever intended, and while I have excuses2, push has clearly come to shove. Something must change.



Tue, Dec 18, 2018 | personal

Leaving one opportunity…

The last couple months, I’ve been on the job market; my previous employer, mLab, was acquired by MongoDB and there wasn’t a good role for a full-time Pythonista with my particular open source baggage on the other side of that transition.

mLab was a great place to work and (per my 2016 post) a staunch supporter of my OSS, both re: time on the clock and real-world use cases. Fabric 2 might not have seen the light of day otherwise!

I’ve been absolutely #blessed with a deluge of job leads big and small, far and wide; the process has been exhausting, but also invaluable both for connections and gauging the state of the industry. (Actually industries, plural – not just tech, but finance, healthcare, rocketry and more!)

…and joining another

As of today, I’ve accepted an offer to join a high-frequency trading company called Jump Trading, out of their New York City office. I’ll start in early February.