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Psychos Need Not Apply

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I want everyone to do me a favor. If you’re going to add me to your buddy lists and contact me completely out of the blue while I’m at work, that’s perfectly fine. Just don’t be a psycho asking me super-personal questions.

If you want to ask me questions about code, scripts, the web, etc., that’s fine. If you just want to randomly chat about nothing, I’d suggest getting an AOL account. If you start (or continue) to ask me questions like where exactly I live, or what my phone number is, you’re only going to piss me off. Don’t do it.

If you’re a fellow weblogger, or have something worthwhile and intelligent to say, I’m totally cool with that. I’m a nice guy, really. Several complete strangers have contacted me via IM about code, or the web, or Multiple IE’s, and I’ve had enjoyable experiences talking to them. I just don’t like people who act psycho or won’t leave me alone. Got it?!

I’m done.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.