rc3.org is the personal weblog of Rafe Colburn.
I’ve been blogging since December, 1998, mostly about software development. I am a Director of Engineering at Etsy, and my teams work on data engineering, analytics tools, and online storage systems. I’m also the author of a number of computer books on topics like HTML, Perl, and SQL. I also wrote a book on CGI programming back when it was a thing.
I did my first real online writing in the very early 90s when a friend and I launched a mostly unsuccessful competitor to Phrack magazine.
I am ever so slightly invested in propagating Rafe’s Law:
An Internet service cannot be considered truly successful until it has attracted spammers.
Feel free to use it in conversation.