This site is a catalog of the professional (and some personal) notes, projects, and ideas from me (Far McKon). I build Software, Hardware, and Community. This site is mostly for my own reference, but it’s not a bad place to look if you want to hire me, or if you want me to consult or volunteer for your group.
I believe that I can make the world a better place, and create enough value doing so that I can live well, and support the people and causes that are making the planet better, more functional, and move the world towards making more greatness and usefulness with less stuff.
The phrase Creatively Maladjusted comes from Martin Luther King:
This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed non-comformists…The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority…Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. We need today maladjusted men like Shadrach, Mesach, and Abedgnego, who, when ordered by King Nebuchadnezzar to bow before a golden image, said in unequivocal terms, “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us…But if not…we will not serve thy gods”; like Thomas Jefferson, who in an age adjusted to slavery wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”; like Abraham Lincoln, who had the wisdom to discern that this nation could not survive half slave and half free….Through such maladjustment an already decadent generation may be called to those things which make for peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Transformed Nonconformist” Strength to Love. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1963/1981: 27-28