makz web

About makz web

Created in January 2019, this site currently contains the following projects:

Blog and Writing
Occasional updates on my life as well as rants and writeups relating to things I like can be found here. I expect that this section will take the longest to develop, as I'm notoriously bad at journaling and most of my writing is dedicated to schoolwork currently.
HTML History Lessons
Part history archive, part practical advice repository, and part portfolio piece — these lessons explore what the web looked like throughout its history, why it looked that way, and what changed over time. Modern web technology is used (where possible) to recreate old web design. Eventually these lessons will converge with modern practices.
Japanese Translations
Contains some of my fan translations of various Japanese language songs, as well as study advice for people beginning their Japanese language learning journey. A sample of tutoring materials I made when teaching Japanese to interested friends can also be found here.

About the makz

iMood: The current mood of makz at
  • Name: makz
  • Age: Adult
  • Species: Human
  • Location: United States
  • Dream: Good health, good food, good friends
  • Web Authoring: HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, some Ruby on Rails
  • Programming: C++, Java, some C# and Unity experience
  • Music/Audio: Singing, recording (Pro Tools, Logic, Reason), live sound reinforcement
  • Languages: English (fluent), Japanese (high intermediate), some Spanish
Currently reading:
10% Happier by Dan Harris
The Friendly Orange Glow by Brian Dear
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner
Currently listening:
Broken Record by Pushkin Industries
Conversations by ABC Radio
Death, Sex & Money by WNYC Studios
LeVar Burton Reads by LeVar Burton and Stitcher
The Longest Shortest Time by Hillary Frank and Stitcher
Mental Illness Happy Hour by Paul Gilmartin
The Nod by Gimlet
Rocket by Relay FM
Security Now by TWiT
TED Talks Daily by TED
This American Life by NPR
This Week in Tech by TWiT
Terrible, Thanks for Asking by American Public Media
Trans Questioning Podcast by Sarah Zedig
Dark Dark Dark
Maaya Sakamoto
Onyanko Club
The Pillows
Pink Lady
Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai
Yutaka Ozaki
Currently watching:
Digimon Adventure (Raw Japanese)
Fruits Basket 2019 (Subbed)
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (Viz Dub)
Currently playing:
Google Solitaire (Browser)
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Little Dragon's Cafe (Switch)
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu (Switch)
The Sims 4 (PC)


Find me on Twitter @makzTalks! I'm trying to be somewhat active there, but I can make no concrete guarantees. (I suck at online communication.) Send me a line and let's chat! Unless I fall back into a pit of antisociability, of course!

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