My name is Steve Agalloco. I live with my wife and our three children in Charlotte, NC. I'm a yankee transplant living in the south - the weather is nice and the people are too. I am a software engineer working on Breaker - the social podcasting app. Previously I was Co-founder and VP of Enginering at Tradier. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing (when I have a chance), red wine, and the occasional single malt scotch.
A few things you may want to know about me:
How do I pronounce Agalloco?
How do I get in touch with you?
The easiest way to get in touch with me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does "before it was round" mean?
Before it was round is a reference to the world pre-Christopher Columbus and the paradigm shift that took place afterwards. Prior to Columbus' discovery of North America, the earth was flat because we believed it to be. Hence: the earth was flat before it was round. I've always enjoyed thinking of things that way. That something is one thing, until something happens and then it isn't anymore. It's a simple way of thinking of the world (and yes, I'm aware that the Vikings likely discovered america well before Columbus).
Did you know that Columbus kept two logs of the journey? One with the actual distance calculated, and another to share with his crew. Fascinating. Were you also aware of all the abhorrent things Columbus did to the native islanders he encountered? Columbus' legacy is without question one that should not be celebrated.
beforeitwasround is a static site generated using Jekyll and is hosted on Github Pages. The design is a tweaked version of the open source Jekyll theme Hyde. The color palette is one I designed called Soaked. The logo is set in The League of Moveable Type's Goudy Bookletter 1911. Additional text is set in Calluna Regular. Code samples use the Base16 Dark Ocean pygments theme.
All source code for the site, along with the gory commit history can be viewed on github.