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Who is Michael Bradley

I am many things (see the links below). More officially: I am a mathematician 🧙. Less officially: I am a programmer 💻, a secular humanist 🫂, an essayist 🖊️, a furry 🦝, and perhaps an artist ✒️ 🎨 too.

Here is some common information that you’ll probably see in multiple places on the Internet:

  • The website you are currently on, Disjoint Union , is my personal (and official) creative depository. To explain the domain, “Brooks” is the name of my grandfather.
  • I live in the America/Los_Angeles 🕖 time zone.
  • My web handle is typically TheDocTrier 🏷️ (post 2020, pronounced try-er), however you may also see my decommissioned handle Tankobot (pre 2020).
  • My current profile picture 🖼️ is the first 256 rows of Pascal’s triangle mod 6.
    • I chose it because, while clearly not the Sierpiński triangle, it still bears a peculiar similarity (the Sierpiński triangle can be gotten by using a modulus of 2 instead of 6).
    • Indeed, Pascal’s mod 6 is the intersection of Pascal’s mod 2 (the Sierpiński) and Pascal’s mod 3.

Advocacy

Generally speaking, I am a supporter of

  • the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),
    • for supporting the rights of those with disabilities, people with HIV, immigrants, juveniles, people of all races, members of the LGBTQ community, the incarcerated, and women,
    • and for protecting freedom of speech, human privacy, religious liberty, reproductive freedom, and voting rights,
  • the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF),
    • for defending freedom of speech and combating censorship,
    • see the article Why Defend Freedom of Icky Speech by Neil Gaiman, writer of Coraline, American Gods, and Good Omens, who is also an avid supporter of the CBLDF,
  • Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,
    • for providing the largest encyclopedia of free content managed through the open collaboration of volunteers,
  • the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF),
    • for promoting freedom of speech, human privacy, network neutrality, and procedural transparency,
    • and for criticizing digital rights management (DRM) and government surveillance,
  • and the Free Software Foundation (FSF),
    • for supporting free software (see GNU/Linux) and neutral hardware,
    • and for criticizing digital rights management (DRM) and software patents.

Here are a bunch of links to my primary accounts across many services (ordered alphabetically). Note that I barely access most of these accounts. If you want to contact me, I currently recommend my Twitter or my TelegramNOT SECURE, where it’s easiest for me to respond quickly. You can also try sending an email to michael@brooksb.dev, but spam may prevent me from seeing it. If you want a more secure option, and we’re already mutuals, then contact me via Signal. The table given here is supposed to act as more of a reference for others (and myself). Be warned, there may be mature materials behind any of the links given.

Platform Link
Archive of Our Own TheDocTrier
Artstation TheDocTrier
DeviantArt TheDocTrier
Discord TheDocTrier#4824
e621 TheDocTrier
GitHub TheDocTrier
Goodreads Michael Bradley
Internet Archive Tankobot
Itch TheDocTrier
Ko-fi Payment TheDocTrier
Liberapay Payment TheDocTrier
Miraheze TheDocTrier
Patreon Payment TheDocTrier
Picarto TheDocTrier
Piczel.tv TheDocTrier
Reddit TheDocTrier
Signal Must be mutuals.
Stack Exchange TheDocTrier
Telegram TheDocTrier
Twitch TheDocTrier
Twitter TheDocTrier
WikiFur TheDocTrier
Wikipedia TheDocTrier