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Amateur Tech & Web Enthusiast

Deaf & Content Creator | Freelancer | Astronomer | Secular Humanist | Human Rights Activist | Rationalist | Egalitarian | Whovian | He/him

Analytical, intelligent, organized and resourceful professional with comprehensive background in computer related.

Technology is my passion. I see and think things differently. Social media fascinates me. We have all seen it evolve and I for one have tried to be part of it every step of the way. For years now I’ve had a heavy interest in science, the grander majestic of the cosmos and thus my love for astrophotography was born. I grew up with 8-bit computers and have been using Linux for years now. Android is my mobile OS of choice and had saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I’ve loved every minute of it. As a big reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android and technology as a whole. My technical strengths include computer hardware and software, web development, networking and mobile phones.

Mastodon Uptime Response GitHub issues

Projects Progress

WordPress/CMS 100%
Elk 100%

My Hobbies



Netflix Marathon







Touching Grass

My Interests



Doctor Who






Climate Change



Favorite Quotes

One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.

William Hartnell

William Hartnell as The First Doctor

The Dalek Invasion of Earth - S5.E2 (1964)

Every path is the right path. Everything could've been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning.


Jared Leto as Nemo Nobody

Mr. Nobody (2009)

All those moments will be lost in time, like… tears in rain.

Roy Batty

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty

Blade Runner (1982)

A lot of bad stuff happened. And I'd love to forget it all. But I don't. Not ever. Because this is what I do. Every time, every day, every second. This.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith as Eleventh Doctor

The Beast Below - S5.E2 (2010)

Our thinking is shaped by dualism. Entrance, exit. Black, white. Good, evil. Everything appears as opposite pairs. But that’s wrong.

H.G. Tannhaus

Christian Steyer as H.G. Tannhaus

Dark (2017-2020)

We are where we are supposed to be. 3 weeks ago we wouldn't have met...but now we are 9 seconds until your fate.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington as Robert McCall

The Equalizer 3 (2023)

Life is a game. The only thing that matters is whether you're a pawn or a player.

Ambassador Laquatus

Ambassador Laquatus

Magic: the Gathering

When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time: once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward.

Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

Ezio Auditore Da Firenze

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

If nothing matters...then all the pain and guilt you feel, for making nothing of your life.. it goes away.

Joy Wang

Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang, Jobu Tupaki

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007)

The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

Cosmos (1980)

The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

The Grand Design (2010)


My Fediverse Services

No Ads. No Data Tracking. No Bullshit.


Shadow's Whimsical Quarters
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge social.everythingbagel.me - Step into our enchanting digital sanctuary, the Everything Bagel instance where whimsy knows no bounds. Explore a realm of charming conversations, mystical musings, and delightful interactions. Unveil the magic of community as we gather to share our thoughts, dreams, and tales from across the realm. Join me on this journey of enchantment and connection, where every toot is a spark of magic in the grand tapestry of the fediverse. Forked from Mastodon.

Stage: Production
Availability: Open Registration


Shadow's Pictorial Magic
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge pixel.everythingbagel.me - Enchant your eyes with marvelous Snaps from our Everything Pixel gallery by Pixelfed.

Stage: Experimental
Availability: Open Registration


Shadow's Tome of Tales
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge book.everythingbagel.me - Books!! The best weapon in the world. The Library of Infinity-- the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself with our collection build with BookWyrm!

Stage: Experimental
Availability: Open Registration


Shadow's Enchanted Reels
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge video.everythingbagel.me - Embark on a visual journey through our realm of enchantment. Watch, share, and create captivating videos that weave stories, knowledge, and creativity. Let the magic of motion pictures spark your imagination and kindle new connections across the mystical landscape of Peertube. Join us on a reel adventure in Everything Video that knows no bounds.

Stage: Experimental
Availability: Open Registration, Approval Required


Shadow's Cloud Nexus
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge cloud.everythingbagel.me - Ascend to the ethereal skies of digital storage and organization, powered by Nextcloud, your sanctuary in the cloud. Safeguard your treasures, share your stories, and connect across the realms securely. Your data, your rules. Explore the limitless possibilities of Everything Cloud and embark on a journey to make the clouds your own.

Stage: Experimental
Availability: Invite Only


Mastodon Client
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge elk.social.everythingbagel.me - Elk, a nimble alternative front-end web client powered by Mastodon API.

Stage: Production
Availability: Mastodon Login


Mastodon Client
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge phanpy.social.everythingbagel.me - Phanpy, another alternative front-end web client powered by Mastodon API.

Stage: Production
Availability: Mastodon Login


Fediverse blog
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge press.everythingbagel.me - WriteFreely is free and open source software for easily publishing writing on the web. Everything Press will be where I publishes my Fediverse press on services, updates, tutorials/guides and tech tips.

Stage: Production
Availability: Open Registration

Coming Soon!

Other FOSS Projects


[redacted].everythingbagel.me - Mbin, alternative to Reddit and fork of /kbin.

Stage: Future Consideration
Availability: Not Planned


[redacted].everythingbagel.me - Mobilizon, is a federated organization and mobilization tool designed to create platforms for managing communities and events. Its purpose is to help as many people as possible to free themselves from Facebook groups and events, from Meetup, etc.

Stage: Future Consideration
Availability: Not Planned


YouTube Front-End
[redacted].everythingbagel.me - Invidious is an open source alternative front-end to YouTube.

Stage: Project Deferred
Availability: Project Abandoned


Screenshot tool for Mastodon
[redacted].everythingbagel.me - Mastopoet is an open source screenshot tool for Mastodon, inspired by poet.so. It allows you to create ✨ stunning ✨ screenshots of your posts, with ability to remove stuff you don't want (bookmark button, publicity symbol, settings button...). And with a theme that's not dependent on the theme of the instance!

Stage: In Development
Availability: Launch Imminent


Mastodon Client
[redacted].everythingbagel.me - Semaphore is an open source project to build an alternative web frontend for Mastodon. It is a continuation of the Pinafore project that was recently sunset.

Stage: Under Review
Availability: Release Pending

Social Search

Fediverse Follow

I can be searched in the Fediverse:

  • @shadow@pixel.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@social.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@book.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@video.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@stream.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@press.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@blog.everythingbagel.me
  • @shadow@cloud.everythingbagel.me


My Personal & Other Services

Personal Blog

Shadow's Chronicles
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge blog.everythingbagel.me - Dive into my blogosphere Nathan's Ramblings, wizardly words and wisdom powered by WordPress.org with ActivityPub integration.

Stage: Production
Availability: Subscriber


Shadow's Enchanting Hall of Streams
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge stream.everythingbagel.me - Witness the spells cast live, tune into Shadow Does Streams, a Twitch replacement running on Owncast.

Stage: Production
Availability: View, Chat, Follow


Everything Wiki
Endpoint Badge Endpoint Badge wiki.everythingbagel.me - "Knoweldge is a weapon. Wealth of informations. All hopes and dreams. Old report cards, every breed of dog, every last personal ad on Craigslist, sesame, poppy seed, salt, and it collapsed in on itself, because you see when you really put everything on a bagel, it becomes this. The truth. A Wiki.”

Stage: Production
Availability: Reference Only


Everything Monitor
status.everythingbagel.me - Everything Monitor is a status page which uses real-time data from our open source, powered entirely by GitHub. No server required — just GitHub Actions, Issues, and Pages.

Stage: Production
Availability: Uptime Reporting

Disclamier: The opinions, posts expressed here, social medias or elsewhere are my personal opinions and mine alone. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by my employer and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions those of my employer nor does it constitute any official communication those of my employer.


My Worldview

Embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making. - Wikipedia


"I rely on reason to understand the world, and compassion guides my effort to apply my knowledge ethically. I behave decently to everyone without any expectation of rewards or punishment after I’m dead."

~ Monica (Salcedo) McGee

Core Values

My Core Values

As an individual, I believe that it’s important to know and live by your core values, that define who you are and guide your actions and decisions in life. These values shape your principles, shape your character, and help you lead a fulfilling life.

For me, my core values are the foundation of who I am and what I stand for.

  • Well-being matters for everyone.
  • Love for our demon cats.
  • Accepting things that we cannot change.
  • Upholding my boundaries.
  • Think for yourself. Question authority.
  • Always go the extra mile.

  • It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Bonus list of values in depth:

  • Integrity – For me, integrity is the foundation of everything. I believe in being honest and transparent in my actions, thoughts, and words, even when it’s difficult. I hold myself accountable for my actions, take responsibility for my mistakes, and always strive to do the right thing.
  • Respect – Respect is a core value that I hold dear because it’s essential in building relationships and creating a harmonious society. I believe in treating others with dignity and respect, regardless of their background, beliefs, or opinions. I value diversity and understand that everyone has something unique to offer.
  • Empathy – I value empathy because I believe it’s crucial to connect with others on a deeper level. I try to understand other people’s perspectives, emotions, and experiences, even if they’re different from mine. I believe that by being empathetic, I can create meaningful relationships, and contribute to making the world a better place.
  • Continuous Learning – I have a strong desire to learn new things and improve myself continuously. I believe that knowledge is power, and by learning new things, I can gain a better understanding of the world and my place in it. I’m open to new ideas, perspectives, and experiences, and I believe that learning is a lifelong journey.
  • Kindness - Kindness is about being compassionate and empathetic towards others. It’s about treating everyone with respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. I believe that small acts of kindness can have a big impact on people’s lives, and I try to be kind to others every day.
  • Authenticity – Authenticity means being true to yourself and staying true to your values and beliefs. It’s about being honest and transparent, and not pretending to be someone you’re not. I believe that being authentic allows you to build genuine connections with others and live a more fulfilling life.
  • Gratitude – I believe that gratitude is essential in cultivating a positive mindset and a fulfilling life. I strive to appreciate the small things in life and express gratitude for the blessings I have. I believe that by being grateful, I can attract more positivity and abundance into my life.

  • These are my core values, and they guide my actions and decisions every day and shaped me into the person I am today and I will continue to embrace them as I grow and evolve. By living by these principles, I believe that I can be the best version of myself and make a positive impact on the world around me.


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