Hi, I’m Alec. I live south of Atlanta, went to school in upstate NY, and before that, grew up in northern VA. I blog here, erg/row year-round in front of my TV, & play guitar/bass in front of my amp. I work in software, but this isn’t a 100% software blog. I like to work on Toyotas, too, but I think I’m better at software.

I used to play chess (& piano), but it’s been a while. I like some PC games (Counter-Strike, StarCraft, League), a lot of PlayStation games, & crosswords. Music/guitar-wise, I really gravitate toward Jimi Hendrix, Nuno Bettencourt, John Frusciante, & the Dandy Warhols.

I like a lot of different software/programming languages, but I especially like CoffeeScript, Common LISP, Erlang, Mercury, Standard ML, Elm, SQL, Io, & Zig.

I like to watch shows/films/&c, so check out my Criticker profile where I rate everything I’ve seen, if you’re interested (IYI).

Technical details (..IYI)

This blog runs on Jekyll, with basically the default Minima theme (plus overrides), straight out of the box. If you want to set up a Jekyll blog on your own, hit up the Jekyll homepage. Basically, you get Ruby/RVM/&c all set up, run jekyll new blog somewhere, & write stuff in blog/_posts/. Jekyll watches _posts/ and publishes to _site/ so that you can then upload what’s in _site/ to your server. That’s all there is to it. Nginx serves static HTML files from SSD, and you’re only running Ruby locally, so it’s like the best of both worlds.

Made with Sublime Text, OS X, Ruby/Jekyll, FreeBSD, & nginx.