Hi, how's it going? I'm pb—a Web Developer in Corvallis, Oregon
. I'm a husband, father of two, amateur photographer, and terrible disc golfer.
onfocus is my personal website where I've been posting whatever comes to mind since 1998. These days it's mostly pictures.
You might remember me from such projects as...
In 2017 I started working at Oregon State University Ecampus
, one of the top online education programs in the US.
From 2006-2016 I worked at MetaFilter
, an amazing online community. If you want to know more about MetaFilter, start with this talk by Matt Haughey
—it's a great introduction.
From 2008-2013 I co-developed Fuelly
which helps people share and compare their vehicle fuel economy.
From 2003-2008 I developed and ran ORblogs.com, an Oregon weblog directory.
From 2002-2006 I wrote some books
about web applications including Google Hacks, Flickr Hacks, Yahoo Hacks, and Amazon Hacks. (Hacks!)
From 1999-2001 I helped create an early weblog tool called Blogger
at Pyra Labs. I helped make permalinks
Before 1999 I studied broadcast journalism at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
When I'm not computering I like to go camping in Oregon, play Dungeons & Dragons, noodle around on the guitar, and throw plastic discs at trees. Ask me about being an adult!