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PHP Camp

A few summers ago I led a web site design camp for four 12-13 year old boys. We dabbled with HTML, PHP and MySQL to create a web site for reviewing video games.

PHP Camp Overview page >


I spent the last week of last summer teaching HTML to three 10 year olds. The biggest problem was keeping up with them. Here's their work:

And here's my reward.

Go To the HTML Camp reference page >

Book Reviews

I read a lot of books, and have always wanted to write some book reviews. Here are my first humble offerings:

Go To the Review Page >


In 1987, I went on tours of two fascinating countries: New Zealand, and Nepal. In 1988, I went on a three week bike trip in Austria and Switzerland. During these trips, I wrote myself a postcard each day. You can read my daily journals:

Go To the Postcards Page >


If you are a Beernink, and you would like a email address, I can set you up with yourname© which will forward to your main email address. Names are available on a first-come first-served basis. I can also forward to your web page.

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About is an excuse for me to play with various web technologies. It used to be hosted on an old Mac running in my closet, but now it's served by Apache running on a Linux box at To find out more about the technologies I'm using, read my technologies page.