Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rosyna Needs Help

Rosyna Keller:

I’ve only got a total of $0.06 left to my name and I only have a room here until 11am (Phoenix) on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. I have no idea what to do, I’m broke, and I’m hiding from extremely abusive family.

Dave DeLong:

If you can spare anything, @rosyna’s PayPal is

Brent Simmons:

A necessary mark of a good community is that we help people who need help. Rosyna needs help.


Rosyna Keller, this guy I’ve seen around for years, from back in the day where Unsanity and Haxies and the Cocoa-Carbon wars were a thing, uses [a pseudonym] of necessity. He’s on the run and the subject of extreme misfortune and hardship that makes me feel really titchy about my own problems.

Rosyna is an enigma. I don’t really know who he is or what he’s been up to since the haxie days. But I do know that he’s long been a important part of our community, figuring out how things work, locating bugs, and making insightful comments.

Update (2015-09-24): Edward Marczak:

Know it or not, you’ve used @rosyna’s software in some form.

Gwynne Raskind (tweet):

In short, while Rosyna can’t be said to be solely responsible for my career, his work was a major factor in making what I’ve accomplished so far possible.


I learned in that time that it wasn’t just Unsanity that Rosyna was known for. He is a diligent researcher, a person of great insight into the workings of these machines. He has solved problems no one else could. He has helped any number of fellow developers and fellow people when he could, and with more patience and compassion than some of the most famous minds of our generation.

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