About me

Photo of me in sepia tone.

What's there to say?

I'm 28, Male, and American.

I was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. I split my time between Seattle, WA and Boston, MA these days, but I still love Boston the most.

I make my living building websites. I enjoy building stuff, and I've always said that even if I didn't have to work, I'd still do what I do now in some form or another.

When not in front of the computer, I'm usually watching a lot of movies.

I've got a strong case of wanderlust these days and I do a lot of traveling. I try to take photos while traveling, and then I sit on them for about a year and finally upload them to flickr.

Hey, I'm just being honest.

Photo of me being goofy.

About the site.

I cobbled this thing together way back in 1999 when I was generally a much angrier person.

Originally, it was a place to vent my frustrations. Eventually, it became a place to record what was going on, and it inevitably was instrumental in helping me figure out what was happening with myself and my surroundings by jotting words down.

When I write here, I open up the box and I type into it until I'm done. Sometimes it makes sense, and sometimes it doesn't. I don't go back and change anything (although I do fix typos and bad grammar when I see it) and I try not to censor myself or hold anything back. If the mood strikes me, I write something down.

This site had a good amount of time there where it was on hiatus off and on. I think for awhile I didn't know what to do with it.

While trying to figure out what to do with it, a friend told a story about something hilarious that I didn't remember at all. I observed that I should write more stuff down, and then I remember that I used to write stuff down a lot. I used to do it here.

So here I am writing things down so I can go back and be surprised when I read it all years from now.

Technical bits.

The whole thing is done up in PHP sitting on top of MySQL. I wrote the code myself, and it's evolved a fair amount over the years. I never really thought about using a pre-built package, because this honestly is quite simple. It saves text to the database and then retrieves it when asked.

I've gone through a lot of designs over the years. All set up in Photoshop and then strung together in HTML and CSS. I'm going to do my best to get the old versions up and working.

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