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Acknowledgements & Colophon

Technical

This site is built with Eleventy (of which I am an official supporter!), a fantastic static site generator. I used Dan Urbanowicz's boilerplate as a starting point. I run gulp in front of my build to compile my Sass to CSS and minify styles and scripts alike.

Hosting is provided by Netlify, free of charge, since I don't generate much traffic… Still good to support these fine folks, though!

Aesthetics

Thanks for all the designers who create '80s-infused visuals that fuelled my inspiration. You provide invaluable visuals to the world.

The font used for headings is the beautiful Marvin Visions Bold (free for personal use), that perfectly fit this site's aesthetic. The other fonts you see here are your system's default — yay, performance!

Uses

I use a 2019 16" MacBook Pro with pretty basic options: Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM and 500 GB SSD storage. It's a fantastic computer, and I am so happy to have an Escape key after all these years with the virtual key.

In terms of software, I use VS Code with the shiny SynthWave '84 theme and a few extensions, such as Bracket Pair Colorizer 2, or my own VisuBezier. I also use quite a bit of Adobe Illustrator for my vector needs, cleaned up with SVGOMG and then made just right with manual tweaks.

While my tiny apartment doesn't allow much other than a small IKEA Micke desk, I'd definitely recommend the Autonomous AI ErgoChair 2 (contains a referral ID for a discount!). I also use the Sony MDR-XB50AP in-ear headphones for "casual" audio listening, or the Sony MDR-XB950N1 over-ear headphones for more "focused" listening (noise-cancelling is nice).

People

Thanks to my friend Youcef for giving me feedback every single time I asked him if a pixel looked out of place.

And thanks to my wife Ilona for dealing with me every time I said "One second, just fixing a thing on my website!", even though it took me half an hour.

Finally: thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!