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This site uses emoji to convey information and as an aesthetic. In an attempt to head off systems that may not support emoji, I have hosted them on my site (as I do all fonts you see). I believe that hosting fonts (which are trivial in size) on my site limits my need to cross reference other domains, resulting in faster load times. Since the fonts are free (and OFL), why NOT host them yourself?
"Hey, Eric, the site looks different sometimes."
On the Disclosure and No G***** campaign page, there are drop downs that render as a bar on FHD screens and a collapsible panel on QHD screens and smaller. The collapsible is optimized for touch. Like DeskThemePacks, I dogfood my sites on both desktop and mobile. The guinea pig is an HTC m8 running Android 10. An experimental collapsible using the Details DOM is being used on the Blog page.
"Eric, I shared a link from your site but it doesn't parse."
This is because I'm using forbidden characters. I am adding a shortlink index and avoiding them going forward. I will eventually backport these conventions.
"What's with the weird name references?"
It's problematic to publish names without permission (except if they make a conspicuous complaint, which effectively means they self-ID). The purpose of a cipher is to ensure those who were NOT a party to the described event cannot successfully identify who is who. Those who WERE parties to the events described, or know someone who was, will be able to successfully identify their cipher.
Please explain the 'Timeline Context' I see in some of your stories.
This only shows if the story took place when I was homeless on New York City Streets, which took place between March 31, 2015 until March 27, 2018, when I moved Upstate. Each long dash is a two month period. The position of the subway car indicates when the story took place. If the story took place on multiple occasions, each will have a subway car. Each instance of the subway car accounts for two months. If an incident spans three months, it will occupy a minimum two cars.