heading Original illustration © 2015 tanakatam

About me

This is my little sanctuary where I bottle up the unix computer zealot in me, you can call me microsounds if you want.

I like muted pastels, starry night skies, people watching and the unix programming environment.

“I bet you have soft hands and have trouble in loud environments”
/g/ post No.85561792

The echoes of the old world I once loved and lost have grown dissonant and almost unrecognizable, and even though the world I used to know has all but bitrotted away, I can still make out the last remnants of those dreamlike days, the sentimental microsounds and the sweet nothings spared the ravages of time.

More importantly, I enjoy designing/writing my own tools and extending existing tools to automate things I would otherwise be doing by hand. Sometimes, I’ll do this to force myself to try new things.

I wanted to encourage others to share their knowledge, their lived experiences, dreams and desires through the low tech and pseudononymous nature of the free and open web. So I wrote a static site generator and rolled my own superset of markdown to author this site as my personal sandbox.

“This is a website for a person who is nostalgic for the past. They remember fondly the world they used to know, and although it has all but disappeared, they can still make out the last remnants of it. They want to share their memories with others who may feel the same way and create a community of like-minded people.”
OpenAI GPT-3 after being prompt injected with this website.

I would be lying if I said I was interested in long form writing, I want to share what I like through the lens of metaprogramming and have fun doing it.

It’s a never-ending process.


Things I’ve made recently

I have a collection of notes and writings located at /notes if you’re interested.

Old projects

Contact me

If it’s about a project or a page on this website, open an issue or a pull request on GitHub at one of the links above.

New! — If you want to contact me directly over e-mail or discord, my contact info is below. It’s not really a puzzle, just remove spaces and newlines and swap the place of every pair of characters and decode as base64, then gzip.

microsounds@shami:~$ cat contact.txt | gzip -c | base64 -w 0 \
>	| sed -E -e 's/(.)(.)/\2\1/g' -e 's/.{4}/& /g' | fold -s | tee info.txt
4HIs AAAA AACA 9AVP QhLA yGRC FXiq 5maF Alkp qcmX mJmb CWkm uFnQ xJbp qODS HuJr
b+cl ZKFn fyFl VKKY SxFU Yq5m pymZ pBcZ JAR/ fkH1 AAAA


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