The Webmaster

Summary

interests
everything useless (font design, greco-roman mythology, the oxford comma, etc.)
likes
tea, reading, video games, travelling
dislikes
electron-based programmes, voids, finishing things
music
spotify: most genres apart from hiphop/rnb. mostly rock/metal, but a plenty of synthwave (mostly sovietwave), new wave, 1st/2nd wave country, and others.
age
i try not to think about it. >18
pronouns
whatever you feel. english pronouns suck anyway
current residence
south uk
keyboard layout
as close to this as I can get on an ISO 105 key
operating system
linux mint 21 cinnamon, though in search of a kde installation that isn't buggy as shit windows. not because i like it, but because linux just isn't very good

Name

back in [~2010?], when there was all the trend for "name generators", i was an edgy teen, and on a whim i tried a vampire name generator. it gave me "Louis Arnauld, known in some regions as Zeus of the Crows". soon after that, i needed a username for something online, and chose zeusofthecrows as it was fresh in my mind. i transitioned to PascalCase as i was learning c#, and in lieu of anything better i've stuck with it ever since. i know Zeus is a masculine name, but i've been using it so long it feels neutral. there is zeus from overhit, but a) i've never played it, & b) i don't look like that irl

"ZeusOfTheCrows" is quite long though, so i use "Ɀeus" a lot; but the "Ɀ" is purely decorational, it's not pronounced /zʷjus/

if you see ZeusOfTheCrows, Ɀeus, or ~Zeus online it's probably me.

Assorted Miscellany:

  • i prefer #HEXA colours to #AHEX
  • i own a crt monitor

i'll fill this out further as i think of things

quiz inspired by omfg (i didn't follow it rigourously, i skipped some non-sequiturs, and some i didn't think were funny)

what does next year have in store for me? break the rules
what do i say when life gets tough? walk idiot walk
what do you think of when you wake up? whiskey in the jar
what do you want as a career? a parliament of owls determines the fates of greater men no less than 5 stories above us in a dream
your favourite saying? hold the heathen hammer high
favorite place? a walk in the park
describe yourself: dirt (2022 remaster)
what is the thing i like doing most? ghost fight
what is my state of mind like at the moment? the good, the bad and the ugly
how will i die? survival

Contact

email
preferred method and least likely to be accidentally missed
matrix
i haven't really used this, but it seems like a good idea as i'd like to move away from telegram
neocities
lowest effort contact method; but i'm likely not to see it
discord
Ɀeus#0492 - discord has no spam settings, so i will ask you if you're a spambot; please don't be offended
telegram
i also have a telegram, but it is actually my personal telegram so i'm unwilling to give it out unless necessary
lemmy (join-lemmy.org)
i mean, i guess this is a replacement for reddit? i hope it's a nicer place. i'm also at @zeus@lemmy.world - ironically i signed up there as it was the smallest instance i was confident would continue to exist

steam
games and steam workshop shit
github
not really a contact method, but you might find something you like
nexus mods
same as above
reddit
i only really use reddit because it's the only social media with a scrutable interface, but i do mod a subreddit so i guess i am a redditor™
tumblr
i actually quite like tumblr, but the interface is so awful that i hardly use it

The Website

Why Ubuntu Ambiance?

it's possibly the nicest looking os. i used to be partial to mac os aqua / ios ≤6; but ubuntu's colour palette is so nice (why are all the unusably bad operating systems the nicest looking‽)

i've tried to adhere to web paradigms rather than desktop (x-window), as i think websites should behave like websites, really. also, i have an absolute veto on javascript, as i think it clutters websites and makes them unenjoyable to use. realistically, i could have limited myself to minimal js, but without a hard limit i would probably slip, so i'd rather have none at all

Rating

in reality it's not really that explicit, but i don't want to have to hamper myself by having to adher to a site rating; especially as ratings are so subjective. also, i felt irrationally uncomfortable with emblazoning "15" all over my site when ..i'm not 15? i don't have a dni up for those underage, but i would like them to know they're interacting with someone over the age of majority

read the following and make your own decision as to whether to continue to browse

actual contents include:

language high i consider meanings more important than words themselves
sexual content low-none not really my cup of tea, but i may feature some explicit art (not by me) if i like it
gore / violence low i'm not a huge fan of viscera, but i do like some of the warhammer dark mechanicum art
illegal content high i consider laws a set of morals for those with none of their own, so i tend to ignore them
other unknown please tell me if you find anything you think should have a content warning

Licence

nominally cc-by-sa (least, that's what the button on the taskbar says). realistically, whatever. it's the sa part i care more about than the by. i like to link back to the original source, so others can find similar works; so i think it'd be nice if everyone did that. however, if it doesn't fit in with your layout – or you just think i'm a cunt – then it won't worry me too much if you don't link back.

Creation

this site is assembled by jekyll…

now, before you consider me not getting in the spirit of geocities, it's mostly because my main site is hosted on github pages, and jekyll/sass support comes free with that.

all the html is written by hand in sublime text (i wanted a programme that wasn't electron, and therefore opened faster than a geriatric snail, so it was that or n++; and sublime's auto-tag closing is handy) and the only thing is use sass for is nesting css, which i think is neater and more readable than flat css

a { cursor: pointer; &:link { color: blue; } &:visited { color: purple; } a:active { color: red; } }

VS

a { cursor: pointer; } a:link { color: blue; } a:visited { color: purple; } a:active { color: red; }

it's also duplicated data, which i'm not too keen on; but ghp gives me version history and all sorts of niceties, and neocities has the community aspect that i like, so not being able to pick one, i went for both

if you like, you can see the github pages version as a rolling release version, with the neocities as a static frozen equivalent

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Page Last Edited:

The 17th October 2022


Site Last Edited:

The 29th November 2023