Hi, I’m Bill. I’ve been writing online since 2001, and for the first couple of years I did everything by hand, uploading via FTP. It quickly got to be a hassle to hand-code everything, check it, and then post when there were several robust web-based tools becoming available, but it took me years to get around to changing my workflow. In the middle of March 2005, on or about the fourth birthday of this weblog, I bought a new domain and switched over to Moveable Type to maintain the site. Movable Type worked well for a couple of years until I got tired of the increasing complexity of redesigns and upkeep, and the upgrade to 4.0 sounded a little too time-consuming. In early 2010, I migrated to WordPress in search of more flexibility and ease of use.
As I write this, I realize I’m kind of a dinosaur in the age of Facebook and Twitter, but my purpose for this site hasn’t changed since the day I started writing it. The whole point was to have a single place to keep all of my thoughts, pictures, and links instead of spreading them out across different sites, so this remains the best place to find me.
With that in mind, you can visit the old weblog archives here. I’m still adding in old entries slowly by hand, a job which may or may not ever see completion.
My wife, daughter and I live outside Baltimore in a ramshackle ex-doctor’s office/house with a now manageable number of cats and a truckload of plaster dust. I freelance as a web designer and illustrator. I own a smelly old truck which looks ugly now but will be slowly restored as time and money permit.
I take photos with a Nikon D7000 and D70, Canon G3, Canon SD900 (new-skool) a Minolta X-700, Rolleicord, and various antique 620 format cameras (old-skool.) Here’s a link to my Flickr account, if you haven’t already found it.