My past projects
The web is fluid – sites change and grow. Organizations that I have worked with have moved on. One reality of this work is that everything you do will eventually get replaced or updated. I build this into my current projects from the very inception to the final product. Sites must be manageable and designed to evolve.
From the “Wayback Machine”
Most of my sites were dynamic, with full control vested in the owners of the site. It is not feasible to keep the old sites online, but they are archived (with some inevitable glitches) by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. The links below go to some of the sites that I developed in the state they were in at that time (most are now quaint).
- My very first web page (was online in early 1996).
- Contentor, a small simple CMS that I developed in 2002 and was still using until 2015.
- SouthStar Community Development Corporation (archive from March 2008).
I started as an intern doing surveys, set up their website partly to distribute my data (and much more data we subsequently collected!), and eventually served on the board.
- Peacemakers – There are versions of the site from 2002 to present. The organization is currently inactive.
- I developed and managed a Drupal site for the grassroots Georgia for Obama group. This site had several intranet database features for precinct captains and other volunteers.
- Northwest UUC (2006) – After I left, they moved on to WordPress.
- In 2003, I took a Movable Type grassroots campaign blog, wrapped in in my Contentor CMS and spliced in Gallery photo albums. Fortunately, we no longer need to do such, but it was about as seamless as could be had at the time!
- … more to come when I have a chance to stroll down memory lane!
Before the Web
I established my first company, Electronic Applications Development, around 1984. I did PC and other equipment repair as well as several systems integration projects. Two most notable projects were a studio automation system that replaced expensive cartridge decks with audiophile-quality cassette deck for playing advertisements in a radio station. The other was a program that received burglar alarm reports from a telephone receiver and guided the monitoring station personnel through the reporting process, logging the actions for later reporting. To program these projects, I wrote a tiny BASIC compiler called Terminate and Stay Resident BASIC (TSRBasic). Both of these systems ran in their respective business for a few years, but we never got to the point of getting them marketed. TSRbasic became obsolete when Windows started gaining traction and multi-tasking became usable.