I am Emmett Butler. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I spent much of my childhood playing Nintendo 64, reading my dad’s copy of O’Reilly’s “HTML & XHTML: A Definitive Guide”, waking up early to watch music videos, and pretending to be Batman. I can at least say that I still steal my dad's technical books, and I still play an unhealthy amount of N64.
I’m a big geek and an NYU student, double majoring in computer science and music technology. I try to do at least one thing every day that I didn’t know how to do when I woke up; that is, I love to learn. My computing interests include security/exploitation, operating systems, video game design/development, and Python.
I’m a lover of music, so obviously it bothers me when people claim to like “everything except country”. You can’t really put a person’s music taste into a box. I listen to music always - at the time of this writing I'm really into metal and chiptune. Also classic hip-hop. Also I sometimes make my own music. When I do, it’s often of the hip-hop and/or chiptune persuasion (LSDJ/Milky are my good friends). Check out the gallery for some examples of me being a music guy.
I collect a lot of silly t-shirts, I have weird hair, I hang out in NYU CS and Music Tech a lot, and I'm generally "that guy over there with the mohawk, with headphones and a laptop, typing furiously and making strange facial expressions at his screen.
If you maybe want to say hi to me/collaborate with me on a video game/just play video games, Twitter is unquestionably your best bet. Thanks for coming.
- I once was smiled at by Robert Fripp
- I have finished Super Mario 64 in 180 minutes.
- I am a Linux devotee.
- I once tried the command $rm /bin/rm and it worked
- I cry a little bit when I watch the original Kids' WB Pokemon theme.
- I really like Mastodon.