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              Commentary Devin's Forehead Devin Carraway

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Personal web pages are roughly analogous to indiscriminately taping those little cardboard holiday decorations to one's window, even for holdays you don't celebrate. Or holidays you despise, or holidays that happened months ago.

Rather like the web, in fact. A lot of faded cardboard decorations taped to window glass whose occasion has generally passed and that curl up at the edges.

Useless Summary

Devin Carraway is an assortment of typical and atypical characteristics assembled in the form of a longhaired flagrantly liberal UNIX programmer, self-titled engineer and sometime sysadmin. He writes code. He's 5'9.4" and narrower than the models in weight-loss commercials. Cynical to a fault, and then way past a fault, to the degree of vanishing into some sort of poorly-translated east german political tome college students give up halfway through. Speaks in long sentences and enjoys polysyllablic diction. Unforgiving and usually unaccomodating of ignorance, stupidity and thoughtlessness other than his own. Self-effacing and egotistical in varying proportion.

Jaded and Cynical Introduction

None of my pages are kept up to date, few of them are accurate. Some are outright lies. If you wanted truth, aside from Keats' beatifics, you've come to the wrong medium.

Kim Alm described personal pages as "... the pet rock of the 90s. They all have them, they all think they're very cute. But in a few years they're going to look back and be pretty embarrassed." I certainly hope so.

(Smug note: I suffer no particular illusions that any of this is cute. Worse yet for having done it anyway, but I can live with that.)

Hopeless and Idealistic Introduction

(under construction)

By, For or About

You've come this far. Abandon free will and choose from these. Or be not a mouse but a (wo)man, and choose one out of sheer desperation anyway.

Contacting Me

homepage at devin dot com. PGP key is here.

This page was up a long time before I wrote the counter program, but it's been loaded 1223133 times since then. :)

Everything worth reading on this page has the entire horizontal space to be read in. Unusual, eh? Also the font sizes are relative, the background is white, the CSS is external, and you weren't just beaten to death with cookies. :)
For the visually disabled reading the page with text-to-speech converters: the rest of this is in tables, and isn't worth reading anyway.

Life is Basically A Lot of Brand Logos Interspersed With Unauthorized Distractions
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Run on rails,
Served with Linux.
Page made using PHP.
Written using emacs and vim.
Served with Apache.
Last few passers-through:
crawl-66-249-69-61.googlebot.com Googlebot Mon 1/30 11:43AM
crawl-66-249-69-61.googlebot.com Googlebot Mon 1/30 11:43AM
ec2-44-233-220-227.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com M$IE 6 Mon 1/30 11:40AM
sogouspider-61-135-159-154.crawl.sogou.com Sogou web spider/4.0(+http://www.sogou.com/docs/help/webmasters.htm#07) Mon 1/30 11:35AM
crawl-66-249-69-32.googlebot.com Chrome Mon 1/30 11:13AM
Incidentally, chances are if you type anything in there it may be months before I see it, if ever. If you've got something important to say, email me instead.

(an experiment in PHP; sorry for the resemblance to a any one of a vast number of tacky guestbooks adorning the pet-rock personal pages of the world; GPLed source is here).

There are lots of Devins in the world, but only one domain name for the lot of them. Read this before you flame, eh?

Keep in mind that there have been many, many people in the world capable of thinking of far better insults to put in that field than you. Many of them were AOL users. You've got a ways to go.

Best viewed with much better hardware at higher resolution and greater color depth and in a better state of mind than whatever you are now using.

Valid HTML 4.0, valid CSS. Yay.

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