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#title: Colophon description: >- The technology, design, and state of mind I used to build this website.


acdw.net is typeset in [Computer Modern][^fonts], originally developed by Don Knuth for TeX. I use the monospace and variable-width versions of the Typewriter family. If you'd like to download them for personal use, all faces are available from the Font Library.

If for some reason your browser isn't downloading the fonts from my servers, and you don't have them installed, you'll be seeing either Georgia or your system's default monospace font.


I use a variety of software to publish this website, as much of it as possible open-source. I write the content of this site using Neovim on a Linux laptop, specifically Manjaro. I transform the source material (which is written in Markdown) to HTML using Pandoc, and organize it into the site on your browser with Hakyll. I keep track of the content and the generating code with Git.

For hosting, I've tried to go with smaller players to help keep a diverse ecosystem. I host the built content of my site with Nearly Free Speech, and the source is hosted on [Sourcehut][^srht].

The source for this blog specifically is in this repo.


Of course, everything on this site is written by me, Case Duckworth, originally of Tennessee, currently of Louisiana. This is self-publishing, right here. We all stand on the shoulders of giants, as they say, so I've given those giants their due, but now I'd like to talk about myself for a bit.

I'm going to be 29 this year and 30 next, which I only really realized the other day. I haven't done as much as I think I thought I would. I've only published a few times, I've only held a few jobs that I cared about, and sometimes I feel that I'm not going to be as well-known as I'd always assumed that I wanted to be. As I get older, though, I think that maybe I don't care so much about being well-known globally (or even nationally). Maybe I care more about being a good person in my local community. I'm still shifting in that, so the going is slow. But I understand now that it's more important to support those around me than it is to stress over huge societal problems that are outside of my control.

To this end, I'm a member of the local Unitarian Universalist church. I was trying to explain Universal Unitarianism to a lady taking my blood last weekend, and I had a hard time doing so (I definitely forgot to mention the Seven Principles). My personal faith is a kind of non-theism, as in, I don't believe in a god, but if there were one, it'd be okay. I try not to let questions of the supernatural and the afterlife get in the way of my day-to-day. I like going to the UU church, though, because it's structured like the Methodist church where I grew up (and those old comforts stay comfortable, regardless of philosophy) and because it's focused on this life, on social justice that we can achieve in our lifetimes without waiting around for a second coming.

As far as my day-to-day goes, I'm an Outreach Library Tech. I drive a bookmobile around and read stories to children. I love my job and its purpose. I have a lot of free time at work[^freetime]. I get to go home at the end of the day and my time is mine.

[^freetime]: I'm typing this at work, for example.

In my free time, I cook at home. I write (as is evidenced by this site). I foster dogs -- maybe I should blog more about them. I was in roller derby, but I stopped to focus on my upcoming wedding. Did I mention my wedding? I'm getting married to the love of my life this fall and I am excited!

I also read a bit (not enough), and watch TV (too much), and surf the web (also too much). I'm a bad vegan. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut[^vonnegut]: I'm here to fart around, and farting around I am.

Would any self-indulgent long-winded "About me" be complete without a quote from either Vonnegut or Bukowski? And of course, I'm fresh out of Bukowski.