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cf6887024e6191e506b33c434471e34700484ca9 — Martin Angers 5 months ago 2387af8 master
Update about page with more info
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@@ 66,6 66,13 @@ My career can be roughly split in 3 parts:
* Since late 2013, working remotely (mostly as a freelancer, mostly for startups)
  for various companies around the world (USA, Switzerland, France, etc.).

As a freelancer, I've most notably worked with [Splice](https://splice.com) to
help build the backend for roughly 6 years (in 2 stints) - including in [the
very early days](https://twitter.com/mattetti/status/1108404063375220736) when
the engineering team was very small -, multiple contracts with
[Kite](https://www.kite.com/) over 4 years working on programming language
parsers, and since mid-2021 with [Fleet](https://fleetdm.com/).

## Personal Projects

In addition to my professional work and my open-source projects (listed on this site),


@@ 105,16 112,20 @@ or a mix of all this:
  store requirements, etc. I took a year off to work on this, from implementation
  to launch and a few sales - too little to keep going, sadly - mainly in 2017.

* [**Fiends.io**][fiends], a search engine for heavy metal reviews, scratching a similar itch as
  the previously mentioned Horns of the Devil website. This is implemented following
  the architecture and development philosophy outlined in my [Small is Beautiful][small]
  blog post.
* [**Fiends.io**][fiends], a search engine for heavy metal reviews launched in
  early 2021, scratching a similar itch as the previously mentioned Horns of
  the Devil website. This is implemented following the architecture and
  development philosophy outlined in my [Small is Beautiful][small] blog post.
  I shut it down in mid-2022 as I did not use it much anymore and it did not
  see a lot of traffic.

## Family

My significant other and I have two wonderful ~~kids~~ teenagers, a boy and a girl. We also have
two cats, which you may see from time to time on my Twitter feed or on some of my
profile pictures (though usually this is *feu* Gribouille, who died in 2018).
My significant other and I have two wonderful ~~kids~~ teenagers, a boy and a
girl. We also have [two
cats](https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/1247589958954749954), which you may
see from time to time on my Twitter feed or on some of my profile pictures
(though usually this is *feu* Gribouille, who died in 2018).

## Hobbies



@@ 129,11 140,13 @@ life, I enjoy a few hobbies:
  various rock, folk and americana artists. Thanks to my kids I also listen to a
  fair share of contemporary pop and rap music.

* Making music - I play decent guitar and used to play drums, although I haven't
  played in years (I sold my drum in 2017). I have two accoustic guitars and an
  electric one (a black [B.C. Rich Warlock][bcrich]), and an old Korg keyboard.
  I recently bought an audio interface and a Shure mic, and started recording on
  GarageBand, there's a world of fun with that.
* Making music - I play [decent
  guitar](https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/1286394098916757511) and used to
  play drums, although I haven't played in years (I sold my drum in 2017). I
  have two accoustic guitars and two electric ones (including a black [B.C. Rich
  Warlock][bcrich]), and an old Korg keyboard. I have an audio interface and a
  Shure mic, and sometimes record stuff on GarageBand, there's a world of fun
  with that.

* Writing - I enjoy poetry and some years ago I wrote a lot of it (in french),
  and had two poems published.


@@ 143,6 156,13 @@ life, I enjoy a few hobbies:
  books. Nancy Huston's "Lignes de faille" (*Fault lines*) and Mathias Enard's
  "Zone" are among my favorite ones.

* DIY Projects - I built a
  [catio](https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/1406756511322447879) for our
  cats, and more recently [a shed all by
  myself](https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/1542282756142637057) (that is,
  alone, which admittedly was challenging at times!). I have a few other such
  projects planned.

[email]: mailto:{{.Vars.Email}}
[coco2]: https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/813406732697423872
[agora]: https://github.com/mna/agora


@@ 164,4 184,4 @@ life, I enjoy a few hobbies:
[ville]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angers
[lua]: https://twitter.com/___mna___/status/1265789119483035649
[small]: https://mna.dev/posts/small-is-beautiful.html
[fiends]: https://www.fiends.io/
[fiends]: https://web.archive.org/web/20220629214202/https://www.fiends.io/