This is the homepage of Jason McIntosh (/ˈdʒeɪsən ˈmækɪnˌtɒʃ/), a writer and software toolsmith who lives in New York.
You can email me, find me on Twitter, visit my blog, or see my work on GitHub.
You can also learn what I'm up to right now.
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, a charitable nonprofit I co-founded.
The Annual Interactive Fiction Competition, a yearly arts event I help run.
Fogknife, a general-interest blog, updated regularly.
Plerd, a minimalist blogging platform.
Sweat, a chatty and distracting workout timer.
Whim, a command-line program and Unix daemon for sending, receiving, and displaying webmentions.
A few open-source modules for the Perl programming language:
Web::Mention, an implementation of the Webmention protocol.
Web::Microformats2, parsing and processing Microformats2 metadata from HTML or JSON.
Web::NewsAPI, fetching and searching news headlines from News API.
The Warbler’s Nest, an interactive fiction, 2010.
Barbetween, a reflective art installation, 2014.
Jmac’s Arcade, a series of monologues, 2006-2010.
Gamelab 2011, an introductory game-studies class, 2011
The Gameshelf, a public-access TV show about obscure games, 2005-2010
More projects on the jmac.org games page. See also my portfolio of games writing.
BumpySkies, an turbulence forecaster for commercial air travelers.
@EasternClock, a Twitter-based clock.
@AcrosticPi, a sculpture in word and number.
More projects on the jmac.org inventions page.
Perl & XML, written with Erik T. Ray, 2002.
Mac OS X in a Nutshell, written with Chris Stone and Chuck Toporek, 2003.
Volity, an open platform for networked strategy games, circa 2005.
ComicsML, a metadata proposal for comics, 2001.
Please note that the information at the following links is current only up to the most recent time I looked for work, in early 2021. At present, I am not available for employment opportunities.
My most recent résumé, a two-page PDF.
A summary of my software and leadership work, of interest to potential employers.
My portfolio for technical writing, and writing about technology.
Appleseed Software Consulting, my freelancer identity for software engineering.