I'm Ben, a person (who prefers they/them pronouns) from the bay area, though I go to school in Santa Cruz. I like to make food, occasionally draw, and tell computers to do things for me (though we often have disagreements).

I've worked on a few projects, including a game or two. When I'm not getting frustrated with computers for disagreeing with what I want them to do, I enjoy hiking, playing video games, and reading.

If you want to contact me about commercial work, please first take a look at my resume. Email is generally the best method of communication for me, and you can find my email address linked in the footer.

myself drawn as a crow by one of my friends. I'm wearing overalls with small tools in them a profile picture done in picrew.me: androgynous person with dark hair and red streaks, wearing black overalls and a black choker, and with silver earings and a nose ring; on a pink background

Because I'm not super experienced in any one field, I often find myself anxious asking those more knowledgeable. That's mostly because I don't want to waste their time, but I probably end up wasting more time by adding prefaces to my questions, such as:

and others. I'll try to just cut to the chase from now on, but if you need some context as to why I'm asking about something you think is simple, please feel free to mentally add one of the above prefaces to the start of my question!

You can find the source code for this site in any of these places:

You can also check out the inventory page for a list of the hardware and software I use.

Feel free to say hi on mastodon or via my email

I'm also on a webring! All the sites on it are pretty neat, including those of my neighbours: