The Goal of this Site

For me, for you

This site is simply a place where I am parking a bunch of PHP scripts with which I am practicing to learn PHP. I'm using the framework of the site to implement a lot of test scripts, most of which are explained in some form or fashion.

How is it for you? If you are looking at this, you are probably reviewing my work for one reason or another. This site can give you an idea of some of the things that I definitely know how to do. Some of the things happening might be transparent to the viewer, though, so don't hesitate to ask me about it.

About the Designer/Developer

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

– excerpt from Tennyson’s Ulysses

A brief background

I started working with HTML way back in my sixth grade year, which was about ten years ago for me at this point. I kept seeing all of these cool designs and I wanted to get in on it and I found a quick and simple, basic crash course in HTML and started teaching myself how to code. CSS came a little bit later and it didn't come quite as easily (or rather, hardly at all) until I'd looked up how to do it so many times that it finally clicked.

Then one day I was introduced to something called PHP and I thought, "Okay, if I can teach myself HTML and CSS, I can teach myself this." However, despite being told that it wasn't difficult, I looked at PHP and tried to learn it, but it quickly apparent that this was out of my league at that time. Flash foward eight years and turns out PHP wasn't so bad after all.

A few things I know . . .

Well aside from the obvious HTML/CSS/PHP knowledge, I do know a couple other tricks:

  1. ColdFusion
  2. JavaScript (admittedly I am very rusty)
  3. C (also very rusty)

A few things I don't know but wish I did . . .

The following are just other languages I wish I could learn, as I've already taken Spanish and French and am currently taking Japanese:

  • Russian
  • Latin
  • Chinese or Korean

A Few Things I Enjoy Doing

Languages

If you couldn't tell, or didn't know, I love languages. I took both French and Spanish in high school $mdash; the councillor actually asked me if I was sure I wanted to take two languages in the same year and I'm sure I would've tried to get into German, too, had I not been doing this my senior year. It all started when I had a dream where I was fluent in seventeen languages, including Latin, and I knew what I wanted to do. Well, I knew what I'd like to do (and put all those dictoinaries I'd been collecting the past year or two to some actual use).

Beach

More like the ocean, because sand just gets everywhere and it's annoying. But I do find the ocean calming and I've always loved the water from as far back as I can remember, something to which my parents would agree. Below I've compiled some scenic pictures of the ocean or the beach; refresh to see them all!

Close Up Of Rocks On Beach