Apparently taken in New Zealand in 1965, this is one of nearly 4000 public domain photos I have posted to the Floyd R. Whitmore Public Domain Photo Archive, an online archive of my grandfather's photos, donated to the public domain before copyright expiration.

I really wish I had the time (and energy, focus, etc.) to rebuild the archive on the custom software I have in mind. Someday...

I keep using Twitter despite hating it, I guess for no better reason than that I recognize people there and gain otherwise-lacking social interaction. (Most connections there are too weak to call those people "friends.") I sometimes refer to Twitter as a cesspit. But is it, really? Or is Twitter -- and all online interaction -- just a lens clarifying typical aspects of average people?

I suppose I should post an toot.

I joined my first online community in the early 1980s -- a Minibin BBS. I started my own first online community in the early 1990s -- a Wildcat! BBS.

I've been developing Web content and apps since the mid 1990s and was employed as a "Webmaster" (lol, I hate that term now) and "Web Developer" until my career imploded.

Also an indie/self-pub author. Also... lots of other things. Too little time, too many ideas and projects!

Finally... I joined the Mastodon subculture. Er, I mean, user community. :D I've been intending to do so for quite some time, but inexplicably never got around to it until now.


All friendly creatures are welcome. Be excellent to each other, live humanism, no nazis, no hate speech. Not only for nerds, but the domain is somewhat cool. ;) No bots in general! (only with prior permission). ---