Welcome to Timeheart!

Ron Frederick

You've stumbled upon timeheart.net, my own little corner of cyberspace. There isn't much here yet, but I hope to add more as time goes on...

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The name 'Timeheart' comes from a wonderful series of books by Diane Duane about modern-day wizards. Timeheart is the most central of all realities, where all things loved are preserved forever in their truest form. More information can be found at Young Wizards, a website devoted to this series.

Currently, I'm running Timeheart on a 2022 Mac Studio with a 20-core Apple M1 Ultra CPU, 64 GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD storage, and a 10 TB external RAID.

Some interests of mine


I've been collecting Japanese anime for some time now. My anime collection currently consists of about 550 DVDs and a handful of laserdiscs and VHS tapes.

Home Theater

I've been a fan of movies and TV for a long time, and I continue to look for ways to enhance my home theater. I've been an early adopter of a number of technologies including direct broadcast satellite, DVD, and hard-disk based video recorders. My current list of equipment can be found here.

I also enjoy collecting movies and TV series. In addition to the anime titles mentioned above, I currently have about 200 movie/TV DVDs, 100 laserdiscs, and a handful of VHS tapes.

Science Fiction

I'm a big fan of science fiction. A couple of my favorite authors are Orson Scott Card and Diane Duane.


I really enjoy programming, and Python in particular. Check out my open source packages AsyncSSH and xtvd-tools. AsyncSSH is also available on GitHub.

How to reach me

I tend to hang out a lot on the lily server at RPI, a real-time computer mediated conferencing system. More general information about lily can be found at the lily CMC Project web site.

You can also reach me by email at ronf@timeheart.net.


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