A Brief History


In the late 1990s, I learned the basics of HTML and JavaScript (along with some Perl and PHP) to develop websites to promote my creative projects. Later, I took those skills and bootstrapped myself into a career as a web developer and software engineering leader. For details about my programming and information technology career, please see my LinkedIn profile.

Below (in chronological order) are the websites I designed and developed independently for personal purposes.

Shoestring Radio Theater

An extensive website that 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).

  • Originally Published in 1995
  • Redesigned in 2019

Nico Pemantle: Singer-Songwriter

A website that 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 about his two albums, and several complete songs available for playback.

  • Originally Published in 1996
  • Redesigned in 2019

Crunchy Frog Comedy

Inspired in large part by Monty Python’s Flying Circus, “Crunchy Frog Comedy” is a sketch comedy audio show that I produced for a short time.

  • Originally Published in 1998
  • Redesigned in 2019
  • Rebuilt as a WordPress Landing Page in 2023


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 added a 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.

  • Originally Published in 1998
  • Rebooted and rebuilt on WordPress in 2018
  • You are here!

Seriously Strange Audio Theater

An audio theater show (that I co-founded) that features quirky comedies, edgy science-fiction, and gripping dramas. (Powered by WordPress)

  • Built on WordPress and Published in 2019


My brother’s newsletter/blog about “ultralight” travel. I provided consultation about which publishing platform he should consider (e.g. WordPress vs. Substack) and helped with the logo design.

  • Launched on Substack in 2023
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