Oh hey, I'm David Chico Pham.

I am a Senior Data Privacy Engineer at The Washington Post. I'm a self-taught dev with an unconventional perspective -- my background is in history and sociology. The blend of humanities and technology gives me a distinctive viewpoint in my field and craft.

As a first-generation American, a Mid-Western, working class, mixed race Buddhist, I didn't fit in growing up. Community, to me was a strange abstract that I didn't get. As it turns out, there is not such thing as Community™. Rather, it's how we related to one another and how we treat each other that makes community meaningful.

In my spare time I work on making sourdoughs bread, I tinker with old ipods, and I play a lot Destiny 2 -- Warlock main. You can find me on various online platforms & communities.

You can find out more about me, what I use, the books that I have been reading and what I am up to now.

Chico was my nickname in school.

Recent Writing

  1. What if the B-52s sang Chop Suey?
    May 13, 2024
  2. Branching off from Aram and PhotoGabble
    April 16, 2024
  3. The Insidious Nature of a AGI in Her
    March 26, 2024
  4. Four years ago
    March 14, 2024
  5. The Productivity Lifestyle
    December 28, 2022

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Recent Thoughts

  1. Using Amplify as a Type
    April 14, 2024

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Recent Amplifications

  1. The IndieWeb is for everyone
    May 14, 2024
  2. Facebook news referrals: no sign of the slow-down stopping
    May 13, 2024
  3. NASA Visualization of Flying into a Supermassive Black Hole
    May 1, 2024

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