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My name is Eli I only really write in lists, so here's my deal.

  • I am a 🧑‍💻full stack web engineer.
  • I love to plan and 👨‍🍳cook elaborate meals. It really activates the engineering part of my brain!
  • I have a 🤓non-traditional computer science education. I attended a vocational school in high school, taught myself web programming, bounced around colleges for computer science while working the entire time before deciding to go pro!
  • I am a Vim logo Vim user but I actively encourage everyone to use something else. Using Vim in 2023 is a cool bar trick.
  • I currently live in 📍Astoria, Queens. I didn't think I would settle down in Queens and love it as much as I do, but life is like that sometimes.
  • I have a 😼fat cat named Fonzie and I sorta have a tattoo of him on my arm.

How I'm Feeling

A while ago, I decided to start journaling my feelings. Being a software engineer, I made an API out of it and put it on my website. The favicon for the site the emoji for my latest entry.


I felt good

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  • Home improvement Saturday!
  • Rachel and I made a little trip to Home Depot to get some supplies for the under the sink organizer. Got some Pakistani food on the way back in this run down spot that all the cabbies eat at that was delicious.
  • Seems like I broke some plumbing in the process of setting up the under the counter storage. Will have to bother the super about this.
  • Replaced the top on my standing desk with a much larger one so that Laverne has more space. So much home improvement.

Do You Code?

I make a living developing web applications. I jump all around the stack and will do whatever it takes to ship. Need me to do some devops to get this feature out? I gotcha. Some CSS is making a button look bad? I'll do my best. A query running to slow? Stop, I can't deal with all this excitement.

GitHub contribution calendars are not a good indicator of whether or not someone is a good developer, but they are very pretty.

1026 contributions in the last year

What I'm Reading

I wish I read more, but there are only so many hours in the day. These are the books that I'm reading right now. You can find me on Goodreads.

By the way, I wrote the Gatsby source that is rendering these bookshelves!

A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer EganI'm Glad My Mom Died - Jennette McCurdyCooking as Though You Might Cook Again - Danny LichtProject Hail Mary - Andy WeirRickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original - Howard BryantSea of Tranquility - Emily St. John MandelBoom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis - Sam AndersonKing of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero - David RemnickDilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm - Dan CharnasIt's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness - Seth WickershamLaserWriter II - Tamara ShopsinBeowulf - Unknown

What I'm Listening To

I listen to way too much music and I love to listen to full albums. I mainly listen to hip hop, indie rock and emo music. I occasionally write reviews of old albums that I love but aren't well known in a series called ICYMI.

Seasonal Playlist

On Repeat

A Quiet Farwell, 2016–2018 (Crater Speak) - Slauson Malone [17 scrobbles]All My Heroes Are Cornballs - JPEGMAFIA [16 scrobbles]DSVII - M83 [14 scrobbles]And Don't the Kids Just Love It - Television Personalities [14 scrobbles]Building Nothing Out of Something - Modest Mouse [12 scrobbles]Fin - John Talabot [11 scrobbles]Puppy Love - Mom Jeans. [11 scrobbles]SCARING THE HOES - JPEGMAFIA [10 scrobbles]Chicago Bowls - Dikembe [9 scrobbles]