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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 enjoy playing with Raspberry Pis, micro controllers, JavaScript, Common LISP, Emacs and a whole heap of other webby-techy things.

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.

If you have interest or experience in PHP, CSS, or Regular Javascript and want to help make a modular, extensible alternative to Mastodon, hit me up. I would be happy to discuss my ideas and hear yours.

github.com/spacefleet

sup! I wanna do more portrait commissions this summer :~) they're $35 and full of 1) color 2) texture 3) luv :v)
if you're interested, fershure check out this form on my site ☞ (link: sherm.link/com) sherm.link/com☜
rts always appreciated too! ty #art #commissions

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.

eli.li/2019/06/8/link-logging

A few months ago the fan on my GPU started to make TONS of noise...so, I removed it 🤷‍♂️

Now that things are heating up in my office I'm wondering if my computer is just going to melt?

Today's fun #accessibility fact: there is no widespread agreement on how to create a tooltip: w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1

ISO recommendations for how to run my own email list serve.

Greatest detail I've noticed from the Apple Keynote? That they don't seem to use Apple made cables for their demo devices...

Chunder bucket 

Since becoming a parent 3 years ago, I have been on a quest to find a group of folks to play a tabletop RPG with...over text alone, late at night...maybe I should just write an RPG about that quest?? 🤔

Fav part of my website? This small collection of articles about pockets and their sexist history: eli.li/tagged/sexist-history-o

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!

play.date

“Tbh, I’d rather just write it in PHP”

I think this thought a lot.

Me: *thinking about getting a smart watch*

The little Foucault in my head: "The Tools and monitoring that will become available to you will become a prison. Measuring the limits of the human body will contain that which should be free!"

Me: . . . but. . . pretty?

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