Hey, I’m Justin Cardinal.

I’m an independent Ops Engineer1 in Minneapolis. I like computers, bikes, photography, and people who like to be nice to other people.2

I help maintain a Slack community of very nice Minnesota tech people. It’s called For the Horde. Let me know if you’d like an invite.

Finding me online

GitHub - most of my GitHub’able work is not stuff I can share publicly, but I have made significant contributions to open source.

Twitter - the place where I say things without thinking first.

Instagram - few stories, even fewer posts. My friends like my posts here to let me know they like me.

Flickr - even fewer posts, but this is where I pretend I’m a real photographer.

St. Croix River
St. Croix River from William O'Brien State Park


Q: Hey Justin, why are you finally updating this website after nearly a decade of neglect?

A: Someone who shares my name and lives within ~50 miles of me did something awful five years ago, and when people search the internet for me, they have a momentary panic. I’m trying to reclaim my online identity, I guess.

Q: Do people really frequently ask you that previous question?

A: No.

Q: It’s weird that you’re putting these questions up at site launch, and the way they’re going feels like a recursive nightmare.

A: That is not a question.

Q: Have you ever made a silly website but then later second-guessed whether you wanted to be known for being opinionated?

A: Yes.

Q: Have you ever made a website primarily because .club domains were on sale for $0.49 one time?

A: Yes.

  1. Maybe you prefer “DevOps person” or “Site Reliability Engineer”. That’s fine. ↩︎

  2. This is not an exhaustive list of my likes. ↩︎