About Paul Bausch

Paul Bausch
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.)
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Before 1999 I studied broadcast journalism at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

When I'm not computering I like to hike and camp. Oregon is a great place for those.

Hire Me

I'm available for consulting and development work. Some of the things I'm obsessed with include web performance, database query tuning, and helping communities communicate online. I have over 20 years of experience building websites. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss a project.

Contact Me

You can send me an email here.

Or you can connect with me on any of these sites:

MetaFilter pb on MetaFilter
Flickr pb on Flickr
Flickr paul.bausch on Instagram
VSCO onfocus on VSCO
Pinboard pb on Pinboard
mlkshk pb on mlkshk
Vimeo pb on Vimeo
Twitter pbausch on Twitter
This Is My Jam pbausch on This Is My Jam
GitHub pbausch on GitHub
LinkedIn paulbausch on LinkedIn

About onfocus

Right now this blog is a nightly copy of my Pinboard bookmarks, Instagram photos, Flickr photos, and occasional tweets. Here's the feed for the blog if you want to subscribe: rss And here's the archive if you want to go back in time.

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 it was a good fit. I still use JavaScript quite a bit so it was a lucky bet. If this weblog was about JavaScript it would be even better.