About Me

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.

About This Site

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 mdoc(7), 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 creative limitation, I took the opportunity to write my own lightweight markup parser, nihdoc.

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!

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