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What is This Site All About?

The short answer might seem like it is me. I get chastized by my friends sometimes that it's too ego-centric, but I digress. It's not just about me, it's about my friends and family. It's a way for me to learn and experiment. It's about design, and life, and beer, and bad logos, and taking a snapshot every day to remember it all.

Why?

That's pretty easy. I never was good at keeping things organized. Now I can access and refer to things from anywhere. Googling beats my memory.

How Did You Build It?

There's a variety of programs I've used over the years, and I jump back and forth between them, depending on what I need. Half of what I do is to learn something new.

Everything on this site was hand-carved and is very dynamic.

Where are You Now?

Hard to say. Usually I am in Portland, Oregon during the weekdays, and somewhere deeps in the woods on the weekends.

Got Time on Your Hands?

Not really... In fact, I try to keep myself pretty busy. Building this site has many benefits that make it worth doing. First and foremost, it's a way to stay in touch with friends and family. Whenever they wonder about me, they can go to the site and probably get a sense of where I am in the world.

I consider this site a scrapbook, or a hobby. I can sit in front of the computer and just go through pictures and resize them and fix their colors, or sit and write thousands of lines of code to make each page work. It's relaxing, really.

Header Images

My site uses an XML weather feed from the Portland Airport to provide an up-to-the-minute graphical representation of the current weather and daylight conditions in my area. I also created a Flash movie of a fire, which automatically lights if it is past (or you can click the "Light Campfire" link on the top right of the site).

Here are all the header images that I created.

Special Events

September 8, 2010 - Addison's First Birthday!
September 8, 2010 - Addison's First Birthday!
September 23, 2010 - Tyson's Tenth Birthday!
September 23, 2010 - Tyson's Tenth Birthday!
September 8, 2010 - Addison's First Birthday!
September 8, 2010 - Addison's First Birthday!
September 23, 2010 - Tyson's Tenth Birthday!
September 23, 2010 - Tyson's Tenth Birthday!

Day {starts at }

Clear
Clear (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Foggy
Foggy (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Light Rain
Light Rain (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Rain
Rain (Deer Walking, Birds Flying)
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain (Deer Resting)
Thunderstorms and Rain
Thunderstorms and Rain
Windy
Windy (Deer Resting)
Snow
Snow

Night {starts at }

Clear
Clear (Deer Resting)
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy (Deer Resting)
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy (Deer Resting)
Overcast
Overcast (Deer Resting)
Foggy
Foggy (Deer Resting)
Light Rain
Light Rain (Deer Resting)
Rain
Rain (Deer Resting)
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Thunderstorms and Rain
Thunderstorms and Rain
Windy
Windy (Deer Resting)
Snow
Snow

Final Thoughts

This concludes my technology overview. I hope you enjoyed this document. No offshore labor, animal by-products or asbestos were used in its production.