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 Tiger 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.

If you see something you want to comment on, you can let me know at by sending a note to the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

About This Site

I use this site to record interesting tidbits from the web. I may occasionally express opinions on different topics, but I do not have one topic that I blog about consistently.

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.