Starfall

The word 'Starfall', hand-written with a fountain pen.

Hey there. This is the personal site for Alex and devin starfall, a median plural system - two people sharing a body who flow into and around each other and (usually) share memories and skills, but are nevertheless distinct. We're a professional software engineer and a dabbler in a handful of other fields involving working and creating things with our hands, from nerf blaster modification to shade tree mechanic.

Pronouns: she/her or zie/zir

What's here?

What are we doing now?

Recent accomplishments

2021-06-16: git.starfall.systems is finally running. It wasn't as difficult as we first imagined, though it takes a bit of patience - fcgiwrap and cgit don't start up immediately even once you get the configuration correct. Along with this, we've finally gotten this website to deploy automatically. Because this is all handwritten, it's a simple git --git-dir=/srv/git/www-starfall-systems --work-tree="/srv /starfall.systems" reset --hard to get it to pop on over.

2021-04-18: We installed a tow hitch on our daily driven GTI. Take a look over at the project page. (image to come)

2020-11-21: This website is live! The current design is as simple as it gets - one hand-written HMTL5 page, one hand-written stylesheet for it, one hand-written config for the web server, and one cron job to renew our TLS certificate. Expect updates as the desire strikes us; there are definitely a few things we want to bring over from the old version of this site, but one goal is to keep this all written by hand. That may involve rolling our own static site generator fairly quickly.

We brought our late-00s incandescent Maglite into the modern era with a Malkoff drop-in LED upgrade and a glass lens (in 52.1×1.75 mm size). With a couple of low self discharge rechargable batteries, it should be ready to go whenever we need it. This is not a particularly impressive task, but it is now a fairly decent light and not too bright to use indoors. Buying a new LED Maglite directly would probably have been a better use of the money, but we get the warm fuzzies from upgrading outdated equipment and continuing to use it.