About Sri

I'm Sri (pronounced "Sreeee"), formally known as "Dave". I still answer to Dave professionally as it's been part of my online identity for so long, but I vastly prefer Sri (they/them) these days.

Purpose of this Site

Personal details aside, this website is a work-in-progress open journal / knowledge management system. It will, in time, help me recall, share, and remix what I know with greater ease.

There are three main categories of knowledge/information you'll find here:

1. APPLIED KNOWLEDGE

This is the collection of things I've made since starting dsriseah.com; for work predating 2022 visit davidseah.com.

In general, you'll find the tools, packaged kits, and working prototypes that I think are shareable as-is. If you're mostly interested in stuff that's ready to use or are working examples of a methodology, you'll find that here.

Projects

In-progress experiments, prototypes, and collected materials.

Prototypes

Working examples that demonstrate a concept or project intent.

Tools

Utilities and recipes for getting common tasks done.

Releases

Standalone works that provide immediate utility to interested people.

2. CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE

This is a currated reference library of methodologies, patterns, taxonomies, and conceptual models that help me understand and manipulate the world. This is my wheel house! If you are interested in how things work or connect together, you might find an interesting idea or two in this section.

Tropes

An encyclopedia of unique Sri-isms like "Investigative Designer"

Memos

Collected reference information; data for future review and use

Concepts

Conceptual models, maps, transformations, and other mental building blocks

3. PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS and NOTATIONS

I use a stream-of-consciousness writing style to capture what thinking as I'm working stuff out in my head. Some of this thinking can be filed as applied knowledge or conceptual knowledge, but quite a lot of it is subjective to the point it only makes sense to me or someone who knows me (or wants to know me) very well. I file those tidbits away here.

With the exception of JOURNAL, these categories are not part of the main site navigation because of their subjective and fragmented nature. I do, however, occasionally refer to them in side notes if they are relevant.

Journal

The day-to-day blogging of what's on my mind and what I'm trying to figure out

Iota

Products and services that I find novel, exceptional, iconic, or canonical

Picklejar

Fleeting ideas that are exciting but distracting, "pickled" for later review

Specimen

Examples of applied concepts/systems that I find interesting

Squirks

Notes on my personal foibles and idiosyncracies; part of doing the hard "inner work"

Data Collection Policy

This website does not collect or process personal data. I've outlined more specifics in a privacy policy.

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WEBSITE TECH STACK

I'm using Eleventy, a static site generator that converts Markdown documents into HTML with powerful templating. I like it way more than Hugo and Jekyll. I've added a lot of custom Javascript extensions. The custom theme uses a TufteCSS as a base, with additional navigational elements added through Eleventy's extension mechanism. I use rsync to push all the static files to my web host.

WEBSITE HOSTING

I'm using Opalstack (affiliate link), a really great developer-oriented host at a good price. It's the improved spiritual successor to WebFaction!

TYPOGRAPHY

Previously I was using some Adobe TypeKit fonts, but their engineering has yet to update their CSS to use deferred font loading. This is irking so I removed them, but now I have to find open source replacements that I can serve the font files myself. Unfortunately, that means I need to spend time redoing the typography 😔

For now I'm using the default browser fonts serif, sans-serif, and monospace. The TufteCSS uses ET Book, but the package doesn't have tabular figures in the italic face, which is too bad because I like/need this for my H3 styling conventions.

STOCK MEDIA

Social Media Icons from freepik.com. GitHub and Discord logos are sourced from their company media kits.

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