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This website is majority HTML/CSS. A CGI - Perl script for AWStats is available, but only visible to this network. You can TRY to access it, but you will fail.
This page is for individuals who need help on how to access or use this site. Press Accesskey '?' to go to this page.

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.

The list of social accounts was recently removed. However, I have listed lesser Accounts are displayed in this TXT file. In addition, you can still try rewrite shortcuts to see if those accounts are available.

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. Global acceskeys are not enabled by default in recent iterations of web browsers, and to go home, I would suggest bookmarking the page, and then clicking on it if you get lost. You may also refer to the sitemap to see what we've got up.

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.

Hotlinking on my site is totally not OK. It's bandwidth theft. I won't make it easy for you. Yeah, there's the inspection tool. But most people aren't willing to invest that kind of time. If you want images on this site so badly, go to my DeviantArt page or simply ASK. You may, however, access gallery images and take some with you. You may get warnings when you download some content from my site. It is up to you if you trust the content you wish to download.

"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 pigs are a Sony H3123 running Android 11 and a Sonim XP5800. An experimental collapsible using the Details DOM is being used on the Blog and Podcasts page.

"Eric, I tried to click a link but got an error page."

G***** uses an intermediary service on 66.249/16 (possibly others) 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 also block certain IP addresses which attempt to probe for vulnerabilities based on the links they try to access.

"What's with the weird name references?"

It's problematic to publish names without permission (except if they make a conspicuous complaint (like a police report or a toot on the Federated Timeline), 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.