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About Me

Hi! I'm Alex. I'm a software engineer living near Boston, MA. By day I work at a remote startup as a backend generalist and infrastructure/tooling specialist. By night I spend my time exploring niche operating systems like Plan 9, perusing the "smolweb" via internet protocols like Gopher, and sysadmin-ing several servers. Occasionally, I might write about it here on my blog.

Outside of tech, I enjoy playing music, hiking, and a good board game shared 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.

Currently, this site is an homage to Plan 9 and its editor/interface Acme.

Stay tuned for more!

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