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This site was last built on by Hugo 0.126.1 on my workstation.

How I run this site

With the exception of search-result pages, this site’s public-facing content is statically-generated using the Hugo static-site generator. I list all the server-side software on my “uses” page. All programs on my server that did not come pre-installed with Fedora Cloud Edition are statically-linked binaries built by me, running in heavily sandboxed environments. Most services run with their own root directories (i.e. they run in chroots).

Hugo pulls Webmentions from my Webmention endpoint during builds, so I can have statically-generated comments. Although I did use a pre-made theme a long time ago, I’ve since gradually re-written the site; my theme is now original. See my site design standards for my design goals.

Services this site relies on

This site is hosted on a virtual private server I rent from Digital Ocean, alongside some other personal services. I don’t necessarily endorse Digital Ocean; for now, I’m only using it for the free credits. I use name servers from deSEC, and do recommend it to others who want managed DNSSEC.

This site encrypts HTTPS traffic with an OCSP-stapled TLS certificate signed by Let’s Encrypt. It regularly pulls package updates from Fedora’s official repository mirrors.

Other versions of this site

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This page also exists on the tildeverse, a bunch of *nix computers that let people sign up for shell accounts. A typical shell account features clients for IRC and email, common terminal/commandline utilities, and (most importantly) web hosting. Read about the tildeverse’s origins, read the FAQ, pick a tilde and get started. My Tildeverse pages will serve as a “rough draft”.

Content on this site also appears on my Gemini capsule. My Web and Gemini content may be slightly different: I often phrase things differently to accommodate the strengths and weaknesses of each medium.

I have a Tor hidden Web service which mirrors this site’s contents, except for the fact that it replaces some SVGs with PNGs.

This site is featured in some cool directories.

Website “clubs”

The by inspired a number of similar website “clubs”. I’m in all the ones I’m aware of except for the No CSS Club and the 1kb club.

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Historical entries

Archived snapshots of webrings, website clubs, and other directories I’ve been part of but have since shut down:

Toggle historical entries - [Yesterlinks]( - [10 KB Club]( - [no js webring](

Awards and novelty badges

Badge with text: 100% score in website test, offers an automated website security check. Relevant buzzwords include IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, HTTP security headers, and RPKI. See a report for penalizes the use of 0-RTT because it opens sites up to replay attacks. Since passing the test, I moved all non-idempotent content to other subdomains. Save for some fancy Nginx redirects, everything on the domain is static public content. This property made it safe to enable 0-RTT without being at risk of replay attacks. As of right now, I don’t pass the test, but I consider the 0-RTT failure to be a false positive.

Bitmap font reading: “Viatrix's ISO 8601 Award! Seirdy's Home, awarded 23/17/22”

sent me an “ISO-8601 Award” for using the Correct Date Format. In her words: It shows my like of ISO 8601, and trolls anyone trying to read the Awarded date.

written By human, not by AI

Not By AI offers badges to indicate that content is not generated by “Artificial Intelligence” (i.e., machine learning) in the wake of a wave of text-to-image and language models. At the time of writing, 100% of the content on this website is manually written. The only “algorithmic” writing aid I have is NeoVim’s default spell-checking and word suggestions, and occasionally use a simple prose linter for weak suggestions (most of which I ignore).

Rectangular badge reading “Non-bot pledged”.

Like Not By AI, offers badges to indicate that content is written by people rather than generative-AI. It also performs verification and offers a directory of pledged sites; see this website’s entry.

Stylized text reading “I am an HTML hobbyist” on top of a solid orange upside-down house-shaped pentagon, and a globe in the upper-right.

As per the HTML Hobbyist website: I pledge to make a simple, honest website with the proper use of HTML, the use of CSS only where essential, and the use of JavaScript only where it’s absolutely necessary. CSS on is optional, and JavaScript on public pages is non-existent.

More about this site

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    A catalog of all the website improvements I hope to make on, but haven't gotten to yet (and some that I have).

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    Every WCAG 2.2 success criterion, and how achieves it. I list techniques I used and areas for improvement. This page is a work in progress.

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    The accessibility statement and design standards I hold myself to when creating

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