Hi! I'm Alex. I'm a software engineer living near Boston, MA. My professional career has been quite the journey from developer tooling to infrastructure/devops to web backends and now data pipelines. However, I mostly blog about hobbies. Things like:
Outside of tech, I enjoy playing music, hiking, and a sharing a good board among friends.
This site is an ever-changing hobby project where I use the markup and build system as an excuse to learn and/or build new tools.
In 2020, I rewrote the site as a series
of man-pages in
writing new blog posts in the language and developing a toolchain
to support feeds, text-only versions,
and eventually a gopher mirror.
At the end of 2021, I really wanted a lower-friction medium to
blog on (akin to the plaintext I was writing on my
phlog). Looking to keep the
site buildable by base OpenBSD as a
I took the opportunity to write my own
lightweight markup parser,
For a brief period, this site was a lookalike of Plan 9's editor/interface Acme, but as I haven't used it in a while I've toned it back to a simple background-color homage :)
Stay tuned for more!