I’m Ashur Cabrera.

I love to build command-line tools and sort-of-bots, make dumb jokes, and doodle things a few pixels at a time. I work for Panic Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

You can find me on Mastodon, , and GitHub.


the Collective Noun Collective

Imagine that a linguistic cabal with a penchant for puns oversees the naming of things taken as a whole, and publishes their pronouncements in a semi-annual zine…

Spring 2018



Bite-sized sketches delivered irregularly.

Available on Mastodon and Instagram.


Okay, Campers

Available every morning on Twitter, like clockwork.


Tiny Skylines

Pixelated cityscapes to brighten your timeline.

Available on Mastodon and Twitter.



A bot that uses its own Git history to paint chunky-pixel portraits.

Available on Mastodon and Twitter.


Kottke Bottke

One bot’s short-lived quest to find the true logo

Retired, archived in a mini gallery and on Twitter.

Command-Line Tools


Manually switching between application profiles on macOS is a pain. Fig makes creating, managing, and deploying them a breeze.

Available through Homebrew.



Quickly update local Git projects and their dependencies with a single command using Pug.

(Unrelated to the templating project formerly known as Jade.)

Available through Homebrew.