Hi, how's it going? I'm pb—a Web Developer in Corvallis, Oregon
. I'm also a husband, father, photo taker, and general Web enthusiast.
onfocus is my personal website where I've been posting whatever comes to mind since 1998. These days it's mostly pictures.
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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.
From 1999-2001 I helped create an early weblog tool called Blogger
at Pyra Labs.
(Here are a few of these projects and more on Makerbase
Before 1999 I studied broadcast journalism at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Then I promptly started destroying journalism with computers. (I kid!)
When I'm not computering I like to hike and camp. Oregon is a great place for those.