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 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.
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.
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.
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.