This site was started around the latter half of 1995, just before I came back from my assignment in Japan. Since then it has pretty much grown without any plan, as time and energy allowed. In December of 2013 a WordPress blog was added and over time some of the static content was migraed to blog posts. Since then progress on content migration has slowed to a crawl and the added friction of preparing material for the website has made new posts more-or-less extinct.
In order to remedy this, I am in the process (as of mid-2022) of converting the site back to a static model but one in which the static pages are generated from a collection of text files that will reside on my computer at home. This should make posting new articles and maintaining those that already exist much easier (from my point-of-view, at least). With any luck, I should be able to post more frequently once the bulk of the conversion is done.
The following two questions used to be included in my personal FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page but I decided they were better suited for this page, being more about the site itself than about me personally:</p>
Both of these links, as well as the FAQ link above, point to legacy pages which do not include the top navigation menu – use your browser’s “Back” button to return to this page. These legacy pages will be converted to the new format as time allows.
There were also a few legacy pages that were fun to put together but really don’t fit into any of the categories of information hosted on this site. One is a blatant stab at webcrawlers and other vermin that attempt to index the web by systematically following every link. This page of keywords used to attract web-crawlers and irritate the CIA has turned out to be a great way to attract readers to my web page – especially after I moved that cute picture of Ally from my favorite places page to the keywords page.
Last (but certainly not least), there are a number of pages that do not necessarily belong to my personal collection but which are, nonetheless, hosted by myself on this or one of my other web sites. Feel free to peruse this information as well.