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who are you

damien snyder

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i'm a college student who makes music, videos, writing, and code. mostly code nowadays. planning to spend my life doing effective altruism but right now i'm in the "daunted by all the possibilities" phase.

what is this

my site where i post things

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have you ever seen a website before? it's like one of those, but everything on it is made by me. i made it custom because i like unnecessary work.

how'd you make it

next.js and duct tape. the whole site is hosted in a repo here. except the static assets which i host elsewhere

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the site is hosted on Vercel, except the static assets which are hosted on AWS S3. it auto-deploys whenever i push to my git repo. the blog posts are rendered with Remark and the GFM, footnotes, and KaTeX plugins. everything else i made for myself. look at the source code to find out my secrets. oh and pro tip, don't make a site entirely from scratch

how do i check for new updates

true stans refresh every four hours


there is an RSS feed for the whole site, as well as feeds for just blog posts, just videos, just songs, and miscellaneous. there's also my YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud, and Instagram.

how do i contact you

you can message me on any of the social media links above, or you can send me a comment [through this website[(/comment)! or if you know me in real life please text or call me on my phone

why is the text so big

i like it that way

the part where the FAQ question asker breaks the fourth wall

whew. glad that's over