Some backend and implementation details about this site. Current as of November 1, 2023.

  • WordPress is used for the backend CMS, and has been since Nov. 16, 2006. CMS systems used prior to that point were (in reverse order): TypePad, MovableType, and NewsPro (which no longer has a web presence; its successor Coranto does, but doesn’t appear to still be in active development).
  • Posts are written/edited and sent to WordPress using the following tools:
    • Markdown: The text-based formatting language in which all posts are written.
    • MarsEdit: Blog post publishing from macOS.

The Archives

My own personal WayBack Machine. I’ve been active online since 1991, when I first got access to email and command-line FTP and Usenet access through the VAX systems at the University of Alaska Anchorage during my first, abortive attempt at higher education, and have had my own website online since 1995, in the very early days of the web. Here and there as I redesigned or moved from one ISP to another I saved archives of my site at the time, and have kept those archives online as a testament to those early days.

Keep in mind, these sites were designed in earlier years for earlier browsers, so some aspects may be somewhat broken on modern browsers.

  • February 27, 1996: “Netscape 2.0 Enhanced.”
  • February 14, 1997: Redesigned. Featured one of the first incarnations of a Gigs Music Theatre site, though it’s just a single page here.
  • April 21, 1997: A few months later. A little less content, as I started to focus on expanding the Gig’s page. Design is the same.
  • March 30, 1998: Same design, but the Gig’s page has evolved into a full-fledged site by this point.
  • July 5, 2002: Four years later, and the last time I did a full site archive.