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.

You can find me on Twitter, Github, and any number of other places online.