Alex Payne is a writer based in Portland, Oregon.

since 2001, al3x.net has served as his online home.

Freedom

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom.”

David Foster Wallace

Treating Developers Right

al3x's Rules for Computing Happiness