First things first

Welcome to my links page

You can find me on: Twitter a lot, Twitch occasionally, and Hachyderm more and more

I've got a site at and a podcast

I'm also growing a Digital Garden of sub-domains listed below. (I encourage you to play with your own sub-domains too)

My Digital Garden
The place where it all began. This is my main site/blog. It's personal so I post about whatever happens to have my interest. Music, movies, code, having bipolar disorder, whatever.
Build this one in the spirit of Has The Large Hadron Collider Destroyed The World for Netlify's 2021 Dusty Domains. The little page was worth $500 to charity.
A few famous pieces of art turned into ASCII. This is one of five experiments in making a site out of just HTML. There's no JavaScript, CSS, or image calls. Just the HTML. The idea came from this tweet from whitep4nth3r about HTML only web sites.
I'm always on the look out for band names. I've started collecting them here
I got tired of trying to assemble Cloudinary urls. Took less time to make this than I spent trying to figure out how to apply text to an image by hand.
A place to mess around with D3. Just getting started on this one
A single serving site that shows your current Device Pixel Ratio
This is what hacking looks like. Also, another site that got $500 for charity as part of Dusty Domains
Playing around with making multi-color avatars for Frontend Horse as an experiment
The forth experiment in the series five of making site/pages relying on only HTML without JavaScript, CSS, or images. This one produces an animation effect by using meta redirect tags to cycle between pages. (Note that you may have to close the page to stop it)
This was the fifth of the five experiments is seeing what can be done with only HTML (no JavaScript, CSS, or images). It uses the deprecated marquee tag to create a scrolling text display
Another of the five experiments to see what can be done with HTML alone. No JavaScript. No CSS. Just tags (including some deprecated ones)
A collection of ideas for programming projects if you need something to help get you started
Jack Torrance Blog
An homage to The Shining. It's also what I had my site doing way back in 2001
A place for me to mess around with javascript to create snippets for both understanding how things work and to use to copy into other code <- You are here
Pointers to my tools, projects, and playgrounds and a pitch for making sub-domain digital gardens
You're number one source for links to my letters of the alphabet sites. I made them as part of my "How To Grow Your Digital Garden With Sub-Domains" post. (Here's direct letter access if you're looking for that: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z. )
A sample of the notes that I took during a manic bipolar episode. There's nothing particularly profound about them. Just thought it might be interesting to post them
A super basic table formatter for markdown. Eventually, I'll make it live update and add more features, but it's handy as it is. (Though, I really need to add dark mode)
The Million Portrait Project
It's been on hiatus, and doesn't have a lot there yet, but this is my long term photography project. (Fair warning that the site isn't responsive. I didn't know how to do that when I made it)
My basic collection of minecraft notes so I don't have to look them up every time. Another plain HTML file site that I'll be adding some style too
Currently Offline - A little game where you decrypt texts
My place to mess around with NextJs to figure out how it works
A quick place to send ngrok urls to your phone via qr codes
Photography used to be my thing. It's what I was known for long before I got into code. During the years of getting my ass kicked by mental health issues, it left me. It was gone so long I''d gotten used to the idea that it was gone forever. Now, it's back. This is where I'm posting my stuff
This is an experiment to make pixel art using only an HTML table. It's one of five using no JavaScript, CSS, or images. Just the HTML. It was inspired by this tweet from whitep4nth3r
Home of The Pod Of Alan where I riff on working in public, making stuff, creativity, art, design, education, learning, language, mental health, movies, and music
I wanted to see what would happen if you encoded time into a QR code. This is it
Gotta have a Roll Tide site. On the TODO list is to figure out the code that keeps all the words in view while filling the page as much as possible
Gonna start putting slide decks here for talks and videos
My basic template for starting sites without frameworks. Has sample favicons and Open Graph image calls and will eventually have CSS and JS samples
This is a little project I built for myself so that when I've got a some time to watch a tech video during lunch I don't have to worry about finding one. This just plays a random one for me. Still have a bunch of features to add to this, but the basic functionality is nice
Messing around with TailwindCSS to figure out how things work
I find most coding tutorials frustrating. This is my place to experiment with layouts, designs, and concepts that work with the way my brain works
I use Yabai as a tiling window manager on my mac. This page has some scripts I use to automatically move windows around based on which monitors I have connected and what I'm doing