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Eli Gundry's Memoji Headshot

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 2022 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 rad

  • 🥩
  • 🎸
  • 🧑‍🍳
  • 🥡
  • 👯‍♂️
  • guitar
  • 📚
  • 💆‍♂️
  • 🌞
  • Went to the Curtail show and saw a bunch of bands that I didn’t know that I loved play.
  • Talked to my dad for a bit about picking up guitar. I’m able to play the open chords to the song that I want to pick up first, just have to get super comfortable transitioning between them and doing a lil fingerpicking to get there. My fingers sill hurt and have baby blisters.
  • Got drunk, sent memes, and ended up ahead and going to a Mets game next weekend. Life is a highway.

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.

1804 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!

Boom 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: A New Translation - Maria Dahvana HeadleyCrying in H Mart - Michelle ZaunerBubble - Jordan MorrisThe Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket - Benjamin LorrThe Big Sleep - Raymond ChandlerYearbook - Seth RogenNothing to See Here - Kevin Wilson

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

The Long Way, The Slow Way - Camp Trash [24 scrobbles]Confessions (Expanded Edition) - Usher [21 scrobbles]XXX (Deluxe Version) - Danny Brown [20 scrobbles]Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend [16 scrobbles]Beats and Breaks from the Flower Patch - Kitty Craft [13 scrobbles]What do the stars say to you - Ron Trent [11 scrobbles]Whorl - Simian Mobile Disco [10 scrobbles]Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty One - Spencer Krug [7 scrobbles]Hot Soup - Danny Brown [6 scrobbles]