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For updates about this site and what's next, please visit its Github page. This site uses a viewport rule that changes its layout for screens that are narrower than 1024px. New viewport headers were applied after the analysis of external feedback from personal and professional sources.
There are a list of sites below the text panels of the home page that will lead to official Internet presences. If you have feedback about the site (please be thoughtful), please let me know - just send me a private message. Lesser Accounts are displayed in this TXT file.
The navigation bar shows at every top-level page for this site. If you do not see it, you are deeper than one level on my site. Should you panic, please press Accesskey '0' to start over. For more info on how to use this feature, see this article.
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 do not utilize CDNs. This means all data you see is hosted on this site's server. The Emoji you see are 'Twitter Emoji Version 10', which is an OFL.
"Hey, Eric, the site looks different sometimes."
This is perfectly normal. This site uses a Crontab that creates a symbolic link to a different CSS file to change the theme based on time of day. The schedule is based on Eastern time (America/UpstateNewYork). To simplify rendering, all script and asset folders are actually symbolic links. The true script file, ICO and CSS files cannot be directly accessed on the web. Changes to these files will result in near-instant propagation.
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 and podcast page.
"Eric, I tried to click a link but got an error page."
G***** uses an intermediary service on 66.249/16 to track all clicks made through their search engine. This not only degrades the experience, it also subjects visitors to my site with invasive tracking. I'm bombarded every single day. When you visit my site, your load time should not be in excess of 18 seconds even on an H+ connection. To avoid this, bookmark my site and share the URL directly with your familiars. Each error page (except 500) has a 'What Are My Options?' link that will lead you to the sitemap.
"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. I will not reveal any ciphers under any circumstance. Doing so would be tantamount to doxxing.
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.