My Web Sites

A Brief History

WebsiteIn the late 1990s, I learned the basics of HTML and JavaScript (along with some Perl and PHP) so I could create websites to promote creative projects I was involved with at the time. Later, I took those skills and bootstrapped myself into a career as a web developer. For details about my career in Software Engineering, please see my professional resume.

Below (in chronological order) are the websites I designed and developed for personal (as opposed to professional) reasons. For anyone who takes a peak at the underlying source code, please note the sites have been mostly in maintenance mode since I originally developed them, so the code is very much old school (except for Emusements which I have rebuilt on WordPress).

Shoestring Radio Theater
http://www.shoestring.org | Originally Published in 1995
An extensive website, which I conceived, designed, developed, and maintained for the San Francisco non-profit corporation Shoestring Radio Theatre. The site provides information about the company’s two nationally-syndicated, weekly radio programs: “Movie Magazine International” (film reviews) and “Shoestring Radio Theatre” (radio dramas).
Nico Pemantle: Singer-Songwriter
http://www.pemantle.com | Originally Published in 1996
A website I conceived, designed and developed for Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Nico Pemantle to help him promote his music online. The site includes Pemantle’s bio, information on his two albums, several complete songs available for MP3 streaming or download, and a feedback form.
Crunchy Frog Comedy
http://www.crunchyfrogcomedy.com | Originally Published in 1998
“Crunchy Frog Comedy” is a sketch comedy audio show inspired in large part by Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Emusements.com
https://www.emusements.com | Originally Published in 1998 | Rebooted in 2018
Originally, Emusements was an umbrella site to encompass a couple of web games I had created: a “Name That Movie” (or TV Show) quiz game as well as “Virtual Prime Time” — which was a fantasy television game based on the Nielsen Ratings. Later I expanded the site to include information about Crunchy Frog Comedy and a personal microsite where I published my resume and creative portfolio. In 2018, I finally got around to updating the site, deprecating the earlier Emusements iteration and completely rebooting the site on WordPress as my personal website.