Paul Bausch

About Paul Bausch

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 helped develop 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, an Oregon weblog directory.‎
From 2002-2006 I wrote some books about web applications for O'Reilly including Google Hacks, Flickr Hacks, Yahoo! Hacks, and Amazon Hacks. (Hacks!) I also co-wrote a book about weblogs called We Blog.‎
From 1999-2001 I helped create an early weblog tool called Blogger at Pyra Labs that fueled a wave of personal publishing online and defined many conventions we still use on the web today. Yay permalinks!‎
Before 1999 I studied broadcast journalism at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.‎
When I'm not computering I like to go camping, play Dungeons & Dragons, noodle around on the guitar, and throw plastic discs at trees. Ask me about being an adult!‎

Contact Me

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About onfocus

This is my personal weblog where I share recommended links, my photos, and occasional thoughts. Here's the feed for the blog if you want to subscribe. And here's the archive if you want to go back in time. I wrote the code for this site and most of it is on Github: onfocus. It's hosted at DigitalOcean. The onfocus header font is DDC Hardware.
onfocus is the name of a JavaScript event. In 1998 when I was looking for a domain name to go along with my new blog I was using JavaScript quite a bit and thought onfocus was a good fit with my dual interests in coding and photography. Who could have predicted I'd still be using JavaScript in modern times? If this weblog was about JavaScript it would be even better.