Hi, I'm Eli --
I live in Maine, where I like to spend time with my family, cook, hike, and read rule-books for table-top rpgs like Follow, and Lady Blackbird.
I work as a software developer responsible for web development and quality assurance testing. I very much like to write documentation.
For real, though.
I have a PHP-based ActivityPub (micro)blogging service and platform I have begun work on. It is extremely early stages, because I do not have a high rate of code output, but I DO have good project organizational skills and structural design.
It has been a while since I posted one, but I finally got around to putting together another link log!
This one features many links, and reference to a terrifying phone wallpaper.
Today's fun #accessibility fact: there is no widespread agreement on how to create a tooltip: https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/#tooltip
Maine, for the win!? https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/30/maine-internet-history-data/
Fav part of my website? This small collection of articles about pockets and their sexist history: https://eli.li/tagged/sexist-history-of-pockets
I try to think of these hardware and software project goals as acts of political imagination: in a world that has stopped capitalism's stranglehold on our species, what does personal computing look like? What choices do we have, how does ownership work, what are the aesthetics? What does it mean for technology to have aesthetics independently of consumerism?
Confession: I've been GMing a game of D&D for a group of first time players for about 2 months now...we've actually just been playing Dungeon World since our second session though, because I think D&D is too number crunchy. Tomorrow night I'm going to see if they're down with playing The Quiet Year.
I'm incredibly happy to finally be able to talk about this wild thing I've been apart of building for 4 years!
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