$ cd about/
$ ls
about-me.txt about-website.txt
$ cat about-me.txt
Name: Nat
Pronouns: they/them
Interests: technology, music, games (video and tabletop), anarchism, and media preservation.

Favourite media:

    Albums:
        The Fragile
        The Powers That B
        Slave Lullabyes
        Twin Fantasy
        Astral Disaster

    Games:
        Quake
        System Shock 1/2
        Megaman Battle Network
        Quadrilateral Cowboy
        Spec Ops: The Line

    Books and Movies:
        It's Such a Beautiful Day
        Alien
        The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
        1984
        Tetsuo: The Iron Man

I've been programming computers since I was about nine or ten years old. I started with Python, and immediately fell in love with computing. From there I tried to learn as much about computers and computing as I could. Different programming languages, different operating systems, how hardware worked, et cetera, et cetera. I never got that good at it, mind you, but that's besides the point. At the moment, I'm trying to strengthen my grasp on C/C++, Rust, and the fundementals of computer networking.

I've also always been interested in older games for several reasons. Firstly, and probably most significantly, I grew up poor. My family simply could never reasonably afford the Latest and Greatestâ„¢ in gaming. I grew up with a PSX and a Game Boy Advance while my friends grew up with the seventh generation of game consoles. Couple that with the fact that the retro gaming boom hit YouTube right around the time that I started having a lot of unsupervised internet access meant that I was pretty much predetermined to be really into older games. Because of that, I find that my gaming nostalgia looks a lot different than most people my age. My friends fondly remember Halo and Call of Duty, I remember Quake and Doom. They remember Super Mario Galaxy, I remember Spyro the Dragon. Having gone back and played many of these seventh-gen games, I feel like I was lucky to have got what I got.

When I was about 16, I started seriously collecting records - it's a sucker's hobby, don't fall for it. At first I was like pretty much any record collector, mostly collecting albums I already knew I liked or "the classics" - something only real suckers concern themselves with. One day, though, while rummaging through the freebie bin in a record store I frequented, I found a strange CD. Curious, I took it home and decided to upload it to YouTube and share it on 4chan. It was met with mild praise, but even before that I was already hooked. I started looking everywhere I could find for strange, hyper-obscure, "lost" music - the aforementioned free bins, clearance sections of record stores, garage sales, thrift stores, libraries, basically everywhere but the internet. Whenever I found anything, I would upload copies to the internet and try to spread word around about it. I became very passionate about media archival and preservation. This eventually became Recovered Records. The rest is history.

$ cat about-website.txt
This website is named after the Skinny Puppy album "Too Dark Park," which I was really into when I registered the domain name a few years ago. As it turns out, it's also the name of some random gaming clan that's been around for like 25 years, also named after the album. I just think that's kinda neat.

This website exists for a few reasons. First - homepages are just cool. More people should have them. Second, to easily share things I create and/or enjoy with other people. It's very convenient for me to have one place I can send people to find links to things I want to share with them like games, music, comics, that sort of thing. Third, to host the wall of shame. And fourth, again, homepages are cool and more people should have them.

This web server is running on an Ubuntu VPS hosted by DigitalOcean in San Fransisco. Hopefully, someday, it will not be.

The font used on this website is Classic Console Neue by @deejayhu. All written content on this website is published under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence unless otherwise noted.

$ cd ~â–ˆ