Often people have difficulty determining my gender. I do not like talking about it in technical environments (it distracts from the focus!) so I will say I am non-binary and transfeminine and get the subject out of the way. they/them she/her
The possibilities emerging in the world of mobile devices. I think the potential of the devices are still mostly untapped.
USB. Yes, USB. The USB standards are very capable and underappreciated, and that's why I love them. I love that I can buy a keyboard now with USB, plug it into my phone with USB OTG, and then turn around and plug it into a computer with Windows 98SE on it! Talk about longevity! (Did you know that a computer with a single USB port can technically support up to 127 devices using USB hubs?)
How I compute:
My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15-7577. i7-7700HQ/16GBDDR4. I do not recommend it, but in regards to computing power I think you would be hard pressed to throw something at it that it cannot handle. I think I will be using it in a decade.
I use vim for editing code. It's probably not most efficient way but humans are not purely efficient beings. I just like it.
My phone is a Moto G6, and it desperately needs to be rooted. Down with locked down phone OSs with no security updates after two years!
My favorite distro of Linux is Puppy Linux due to the way it fuses a minimal, portable OS with usability, but the bugginess of the distribution continues to disappoint me versus its potential.
Things that I have reason to believe may be patently false but I believe anyway:
vim on a fullscreen terminal emulator in 1600x900 resolution is the best development environment. At least, I always feel most productive that way.
512MB of RAM is still plenty for doing modern activities such as web browsing, video watching, and programming.
About the website:
Written in vim
Should look as good in a modern browser as it does in a 1998 browser, or w3m. I often try to open this website in w3m as a quick way to tell if DNS is working.
Copyright 2019 Ellen Hebert. Last modified April 9th, 2019. All JS on this website is licensed GPLv3.
It runs on the 'LA' stack. 'Linux' and 'Apache'- with no need for MySQL or PHP whatsoever! Server IP address is 22.214.171.124 and is located in Atlanta, GA. Since this is for some people an issue worth being huffy about: you are expressly permitted to portscan this server.
If you are someone I would trust and want a shell account on this server shoot me an email.
There will be a git repository of this website on github sooner or later.