About the pink place that I call brhfl dot com

This page needs revisiting, so I guess I’ll revisit it. When I (bri) revamped my personal site for the third time, I wanted it to be less scattered, more focused. I wanted it to be direct. Given that the top categories as of this revision are gaming, math, and stack language… I’m not sure how focused I really am. But, disparate as they may be, I think those things do sum up my interests well, and I think that if you like vintage video games, modern board and roleplaying games, clumsy stumbles through math problems, and dreamt-up stack language ideas, you might just like this pink place. Professionally, I do web work with a focus on accessibility (§508/WCAG); personally I’m navigating a dim world of gender and identity… aside from having fun coming up with silly little dice games, this is also a place for things that I truly find important. Cheers!


I started blogging on kukkaisvoima, a Python-based engine that I hacked heavily and then grew bored of heavily hacking. Then I had this overly-complex WordPress install, and let me just say… if you don’t need WordPress, don’t do WordPress. Constant maintenance to avoid hacks, heavy everything, I was constantly patching the code to get it to do what I wanted… and I was just writing in vim and uploading from a plugin anyway. Static is where its at unless you really, truly outgrow it. This blog is generated using hugo. Hugo is written in go, it’s light, it’s pleasant. Markdown in, all of this out. Theme is custom, I will likely license it under an open license once I clean it up. Fonts are Gentium Basic for all body text excepting code blocks which are rendered in Hack. Flower glyphs in HR and UL elements as well as external links are my own illustrations, served up as a font; not an ideal method, and it’s becoming a compatibility issue, so eventually I’ll replace them with SVGs. This page was typed on an Alphasmart Neo 2, and many posts were as well. The remaining posts, and any formatting touchups, have been done in vim. Possibly Elvis. Never Emacs, never nano. Uploads courtesy of unison, rsync, and lftp. I use NearlyFreeSpeech.net for hosting, they are wonderful. I don’t really care much for stats, but I occasionally peek through server logs using GoAccess. My primary computer is a Mac Pro; my secondary is a Lenovo X220. Not sure what else to colophonize, so until next time… <3