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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.
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.
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.
Hard to say. Usually I am in Portland, Oregon during the weekdays, and somewhere deeps in the woods on the weekends.
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.
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 4:28:00 PM (or you can click the "Light Campfire" link on the top right of the site).
Here are all the header images that I created.
This concludes my technology overview. I hope you enjoyed this document. No offshore labor, animal by-products or asbestos were used in its production.