• Cutting Edge

    I like to invent, to make use of brand new technologies and drive them to their limits.

    Why do the same thing over and over again?

  • Reliable

    Coding standards are usually defined for very good reason. I take pride in ensuring the things I create are always made to the highest standards, and maintain my code to bring it up to current defintions as needed.

    I agree with and support OpenStand, the mordern paradigm for standards.

  • Entertaining

    The internet should be a place of amusement and enjoyment besides one of business. A developer who applies his talents only to serious and austere tasks is bound to go mad.

    I love to ply my trade for the sake of whimsy. Coding is an art, and art should be fun!

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The Erekson Online Herald

Several years ago my extended family decided that we needed a way to easily communicate with each other. We are a very large family that is literally scattered around the entire world. As the resident family geek, I took it upon myself to set up a family forum.

After many incarnations, this is the current version of our site. It uses the open source software phpBB3 as the basis of the site, though I have heavily modified it to suit our needs. We wanted it to be private, with forum conversations and galleries accessible only to family members. Unless you are a registered and logged-in user, you are unable to see anything other than the front page and few select pages.

The site also utilizes Envolve chat, a free chat system that plugs into phpBB3 to offer a real-time chat in the site footer. Once again, I modified the chat code quite a bit so that it works better with our site, displaying user avatars and other desired features.