Alan L. Wong

aspiring architect of the internet

About me

Hello, World! My name is Alan and I try to order symbols to do useful things for people. For many hours each day, this is through my day job as a web developer.

I frequently update my Miscellaneous Stuff Blog. Here I post articles, diary-entry like things, and other content.

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



I have some book reviews up on Good Reads.

I do read lots of things that I don't really want to "review" (e.g. ancient, older) texts. I will be developing a section of my website to list these things.


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 recieve eventually. Just make it clear you aren't a bot, lol.

Social Media

Additionally, I use Discord, WeChat, Kakao Talk, and LINE.

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. Current coding projects include:

  • Learning golang for a typed, compiled experience; leveling up my CS fundamentals-fu.
  • Playing around with threejs and 3D graphics, generally
  • Studying how Discord works, on human and technology levels


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 a work in progress—while it is being built, you can still visit my older website.

This website was authored using 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?

Join Coinbase to use Crytocurrency. Or, send me,
  • Bitcoin (BTC) at 3PLqqb2LdCHNBJcLpU5yK1UGvX6RYgStnQ

  • Ether (ETH) at 0xF2b6a0cbA61d459a66fDAFDBDF64e6ec816475C5

  • Litecoin (LTC) at MJmSj2HXkjPxSSg97dVnZ1AJ3cMNX6DDY4

You can also contribute via Paypal:

Everything else

Sometimes I have fun with GIMP and other graphics software.

Topics for social commentary are welcome.

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