Alan L. Wong

symbol shuffler based in Sacramento, California

About me

Hello, World! My name is Alan and I create and manage systems to solve problems for people. Sometimes this means writing code, other times it means writing e-mails.

I frequently update my Miscellaneous Stuff Blog. Here I post articles, diary-entry like things, and other content. See that site for more up-to-date content.

View my Languages and Linguistics site to explore the world of human communication.


Here's a picture of me, sitting on the cold floor of a rental property with a cup of legalized stimulants.

Beyond me

I'm on the journey to becoming an Orthodox Christian. If you have problems with "Christianity" as you have encountered it, I encourage you to look into the history of whatever worldview you hold and consider carefully what you hold to be true of the world. Many different things have been called by the same terms and often to understand some one term it is necessary to study a whole system!

Just as different people might mean very different things when they speak of "success" (or "love" or "happiness") so too we can see how the words we use depend on how we understand them—more words can often multiply confusion rather than help us understand one another.

Contact me

You can mail me directly at
captainalan 4t gm4!l d0t com.

You can also reach out to me through social media. I typically don't insta-respond, but I do respond to nearly all messages I receive eventually. Just make it clear you aren't a bot 🤖

Social Media

I'm a regular on a few Discord servers. Get in contact with me if you would like to know where these places are.

Developer stuff

At this time, I'm doing closed source projects in React and Angular for work. See my Github and Github gists for current (open source) fun/work.


These are resources I originally created for my own use but now am sharing with the world 🗺

Arch Linux Install for n00bs

Follow these steps to get a working installation of Arch Linux! Written for a n00b (me).

MongoDB, Express, React, Node (MERN) Stack Quickstart

Made this tutorial as I began my journey into web development.

Black Hole Image on a Budget

Some of us can't afford science. Fake it till you make it? An image manipulation tutorial to make images similar to NASA's black hole image.

This site

The site you are visiting is my latest work—designed to be robust to technological change. View my older website which uses the React web framework—a cool tool for many things, especially sites that rely on dynamic content.

This website was authored using VS Code and GNU emacs (editor) with vi emulation via evil. Mobile responsiveness and some nifty styles come from Bootstrap. This website is hosted by Github Pages and uses git for source control.

Feeling generous?

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) at 3PLqqb2LdCHNBJcLpU5yK1UGvX6RYgStnQ

  • Ether (ETH) at 0xF2b6a0cbA61d459a66fDAFDBDF64e6ec816475C5

  • Litecoin (LTC) at MJmSj2HXkjPxSSg97dVnZ1AJ3cMNX6DDY4

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Everything else

Sometimes I have fun with GIMP and other graphics software.

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