I’m Sam Firke.  I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I make and improve things in my free time; sometimes I write about it.  Here was my my original plan for my blog.

Topic-wise, I write about whatever I feel like, “building my brand” be damned.

As of 2021, I work for the City of Ann Arbor.  In the posts on this blog, and anywhere on the internet, I speak only for myself, not for the city.  I’m leaving up past posts I wrote about Ann Arbor-related topics and policy, for instance, The North Maple Cycle Track.  But going forward, I expect to be getting my fill of municipal thinking & service at work and focusing my personal energy and writing elsewhere.

Elsewhere on the web

I’m on Mastodon at @samfirke@a2mi.social and you can follow me from an account on any Mastodon instance.  Mastodon is like Twitter, except open-source, without ads or surveillance, and (unfortunately) without the user base.  That can only be addressed by making the switch.

I haven’t used Twitter in a while, but you can follow me there @samfirke in case I return.

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Thanks Peter! I have been off Twitter for a while but saw a recent spike in janitor attention and was able to trace it back to Allison’s amazing graphic. It’s on my list to email her to say thanks and to incorporate into the official janitor documentation, if she allows that.

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