About

Please see my as well as updates I have made to this page.

Welcome to Jeremy Friesen’s personal blog. My blog.

My preferred pronouns are he/him, though they/them are also good to use. I am a pudgy middle-aged white cis-gendered male who can’t grow much facial hair.

I’m a recovering interrupter with occasional relapses, lover of spreadsheets, blogger, adept debugger, conjurer of analogies, writer of code, and probably other things.

I often write about games but don’t limit posts to games. Please if you’re so inclined. You can subscribe to my site’s Atom RSS feed, RSS XML feed, or JSON feed.

I am available as a . Or maybe you’d like to review my resume; I love what I do but that doesn’t mean I’m not open for other opportunities.

I have . I release some content on this site as Open Game License (OGL 📖). .

I do my best to posts and group some posts into . You may be interested in , , or .

I have created a to help you navigate a site I’ve been maintaining since .

I also committed, for the time being, to host S John Ross’s .

You’ll notice that I link to a lot of games. I often use affiliate links; I choose this as one small way to get a bit of jingle for my blogging efforts.

In working on this website, I’ve ensured it works well without Javascript. The site works without Javascript. When you enable javascript, the Search feature shifts using DuckDuckGo’s basic search to using a local LunrJS search. A nice feature of the LunrJS search is that I can the search on my local machine.

I’ve tried to build towards an accessible experience, referencing accessibility guidelines from Penn State. Go to the top of the page, click the top left corner, then hit the TAB key. I love that feature. I learned that from a Skip Links accessibility tutorial.

Table 208: Access Keys for Take on Rules website
Note
Per the recommendations of https://wave.webaim.org/, I've removed all uses of accesskeys.

Beyond posting new blog posts and pages, you can see what’s . I provide a list of to the content.

You can find me in other places. Here’s a list of my other profiles:

And a list of other places where I contribute:

Updates

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Following the recommendation of WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, I removed accesskey usage.

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Adding content about the and .

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Switching Atom RSS feed from /feed.xml to index.xml and JSON feed from /feed.json to /index.json. This addressed an issue in Hugo’s ExecuteAsTemplate, which did not render absolute URLs.

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Adding callout to Atom RSS feed and JSON feed

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On , as an experiment, I tweaked my blog. First, I stopped using custom fonts. Instead, I’m using three long-standing fonts: Times, Courier, and Arial; I wanted to use Helvetica, but encountered an odd rendering issue beyond my skills. Second, I opted to inline the CSS files; Instead of referencing them as a link. Inlining the CSS added 14KB to each page. Both of these changes reduced the number of HTTP requests speeds up performance and improves the stability of the page.

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I added a section on the available access keys for my site.