About Me

I'm Jim Brown, a retired chemical engineer who did most of my work in the environmental field. I graduated from Clemson University in 1967. I am a big Clemson Tigers football fan.

Playing with personal computers has been a hobby since 1977. I got a TRS-80 for Christmas that year. It was too slow to last long. The next year I got an Atari 800 that served me for 8 years.

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About This Site

Until some time in 2020, this site had a lot of content about computers, places we traveled to, opinions about politics and the direction of our country, and other topics. I have deleted most of that content. Just got tired of maintaining it. But I left my blog and some instructional notes about Windows 10 on the site.

I've been doing my own web site since 1997. I spent a lot of time (and had fun doing it) learning to use XHTML and CSS and Photoshop to make my site colorful and eye-catching. I've learned that you don't need a lots of color and eye-catchers for a good web site. The message is the point and the message is invariably the text, not all the eye candy. Well-placed and well-proportioned text can be pleasing, useful, and even elegant, but it should not be the center of attention. The message should be.

Most of the pages on the site are hand-coded HTML, served up as static pages, i.e., they run without any scripts on the server. Static HTML files, like other plain text files, have the advantages of simplicity, portability, and durability.