~chortle

Welcome to my tilde site


I'm just getting started learning about this place and putting a few things together.

I may have something to actually show one day, but it's not ready yet...

A little about me...


By profession I'm a senior lecturer in Social Work at a local University. I left front line practice in November 2022 having spent the past fifteen years working in various contexts within Adult Social Care...no I don't really see the connection with linux or programming either.

Because "reasons", I discovered Linux in around 2008 and bricked my first machine whilst trying to install Debian later that year. Since then I've used nix exclusively and enjoy the freedom of having control over my system and avoiding "bloat-as-feature". Currently I run regolith-arch because I enjoy pain.

In keeping with the theme of doing things the hard way I learned C and C++ and have written some pretty awful software just to understand how it all works. For example I wrote this tetris clone in C. I've also written a couple of emulators for fun, and am interested in emulation as a means of preserving nostalgic games.

I'm fond of ASCII / Tile games particularly Dwarf Fortress, CDDA and DCSS.

No thoughts added yet...


I am hoping at some point to include something profound and meainingful here...I just haven't got around to it yet.