Ludovic Chabant


Here are some of my coding projects:

  • PieCrust: a fast and powerful static website generator and lightweight CMS.
  • Wikked: a wonderful Git/Hg-based wiki engine.
  • Gutentags: a tags file management plugin for Vim.
  • Lawrencium: a Mercurial plugin for Vim.

You can find more projects of mine on BOLT80, my coding portfolio.


To get in touch, toots or emails are best (depending on the length of message). Here is a more exhaustive list:

My code is on Github and Sourcehut.

Latest Articles

I post articles infrequently on The Stochastic Game, my personal blog. Here are the most recent entries:

This Fancy Vacuum Cleaner Was A Mistake

Our old vacuum cleaner died. We got a new one that’s better for our hardwood floors, and it comes with a fancy laser that lets you see what you’re picking up. It was a mistake. I mean, it works exactly as advertised, and you can indeed clearly see where you’ve already vacuumed, and where you […]

“Sandbox” And “Railroad” Are Not Opposites

It’s always fun to catch up with online TTRPG discussions because every week or so there’s a hot debate taking my feed by storm. Most of the time I don’t know where it comes from, but this week’s was on topic for which I already had an old post draft, so I figured I would […]

Jaquaysing with an S

In my recent post about the passing of Jennell Jaquays, I mentioned how “Jaquaying the dungeon” had become fairly common parlance to refer to Jennell’s innovative dungeon design from the early 1980s. While researching/fact-checking that, I had found that Justin Alexander (who coined the term) had recently changed the term to “Xandering”. That new term […]

Farewell Jennell Jaquays

It was sad to wake up this morning with an update from Rebecca Heineman, Jennell Jaquays’ spouse and organizer of the GoFundMe campaign to finance her latest medical treatments, announcing that Jennell had passed away. Jennell is of course a legendary roleplaying games designer and artist, whom various people will associate with various famous adventure […]

TTRPG Retrospective for 2023

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on our twelve months of TTRPG’ing! You might know that I love stats and spreadsheets and graphs, but once again you won’t see any here: I find that social gaming circles get a bit too much into a contest about who played more sessions and systems. […]

The Olde Internet

Joan Westenberg misses the internet: The real internet. The one we used to have. Before it all got so much less – and somehow so much more – complicated. […] The one that existed before terms of service. The one that existed before social graphs. The one where being a User meant having a degree […]


Latest Microblogging

Here's my microblogging feed, published on my blog, and syndicated to Twitter and Mastodon:

Hey I forgot to post this month’s chocolate delivery! Really good selection, as always by Origins Chocolate Bar.

Selection of chocolate bars:
Kasama Chocolate (from a local chocolate maker), 88% Ecuador
Amano 55% Raspberry Rose Dark Chocolate
Dandelion 70% Uganda
Sirene 73%

Once again: if something’s got DRM, you didn’t buy it. This time, it’s digital copies of anime from Funimation, which will be lost in a couple months. Ownership only comes from ripping or torrent/nzb’ing stuff.