Hello, my name is Blaine Hansen, and this is my blog.

I'm an iconoclastic musician, programmer, entrepreneur, and political agitator living in Salt Lake City. I want human society to be free and asynchronous.

My Favorite Syntax Ideas

Easy but clear binary operators, chainable everything, and better whitespace sensitive concepts.

Can Shape Up make democratic product design work?

Using the Shape Up methodology to balance the requests of community members and the contextual expertise of builders.

Open Source Projects as Persistent Democracy Cooperatives

A new way to support open source work that fluidly allows any kind of community governance.

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