Hi

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: very 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

I'm Ben, a person (who prefers they/them pronouns) living in the bay area. 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 not following my every command, I enjoy playing video games, hiking, reading, and thinking about designs for watch movements (though I still have yet to build one).

Because I'm not super experienced in any one field, I often find myself anxious about asking those more knowledgeable. That's very often due simply to me not wanting to waste their time, but as a result I probably waste everyone's time by adding prefaces to my questions, such as:

  • Sorry to bother you, but...
  • This may be a simple question, but...
  • Pardon my lack of knowledge in this, but...
  • I probably just missed the answer to this in the docs somewhere, but...

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 introductory, 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 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:

This is my wobble, his name is krunk!

And finally, here are some fun banners which I've started collecting :3

Incoming: