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I am a software engineer and textmode artist. I worked as a web developer in higher education for almost 15 years, but I have recently moved into the private sector to build microservices and cloud-native solutions. I enjoy solving problems and sharing what I have learned with others.

Latest stream

Minifying inline script tags with Eleventy

I've had an idea in my head for a little while about not only minifying the HTML of my site, but also the contents of any script elements. As it turns out, ESBuild has an NPM package. Let's get to tinkering!

Latest video

That's a big owl #shorts

Look at the size of that damn thing

Recent posts

  • Blog, documented

    At the risk of getting a bit meta, I'm posting about the blog… not even just about the blog, but about the blog's directory structure, configuration, and build process! I've just recently finished (and re-finished, and re-finished, and…) sprucing up the README file for this blog's source code repository on GitHub. I've made a vigorous effort …

  • Ko-fi icon for FontAwesome

    FontAwesome is a pretty great resource. I use it extensively on this site. In addition to loads of useful UI icons, it also has a brands icon set, which you can see examples of in the "Socials" section of my site menu. What you …

  • Avatars for Twitch

    I've been experimenting recently with front-end-only Twitch overlays that use static files, the TMI JavaScript library, and localStorage. I feel comfortable enough with the pattern now and have enough faith in it that I have excised the …