This site would not be possible without the shared resources of the web programming and FOSS communities. While I am self-taught in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and other programming languages, I am especially indebted to W3Schools for its tutorials and reference materials and to the WordPress forums and documentation communities for their ongoing support and encouragement to ensure that my Code is Poetry.

Proudly Powered by  WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system built on PHP and MySQL under GPLv3.

If you are interested in learning how to use WordPress, I would highly recommend Brad Schiff’s tutorials series from LearnWebCode.

Created on  Linux

Linux is a free and open-source operating system originally developed in 1991 by Linux Torvalds. Today, Linux is the single largest collaborative software project in the world, powering millions of devices ranging from mobile phones to supercomputers.

I use Linux for its efficiency, for economic reasons, and out of ethical convictions to enable freedom and collaboration.

Bodhi Linux, the minimalist Enlightment distribution

My distribution of choice is Bodhi Linux, a minimalistic, Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Moksha desktop environment.


Firefox Developer Edition Logo Firefox Developer Edition

This site has been optimized for the web using Firefox Developer Edition: built for those who build the web.

While I have made every effort to ensure a quality user experience in any modern browser, I embrace the tools and motivations shared by the Mozilla community to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web.


GIMP is the a freely distributed image manipulation program. Unless otherwise noted in an image file’s description, all images on this site have been prepared and compressed using GIMP.


Ionicons is a free and open-source icon font designed by Ben Sperry and licensed under MIT.

site credits Vim logo the editor

Vim is a free and open-source text editor originally developed by Bram Moolenaar. Vim is lightweight while still powerful and highly configurable. In lieu of funding program development, Vim collects donations on behalf of ICCF Holland to aid orphans in Uganda.


This site’s theme is named “Lyle” after my mother’s father. He died before I was born, but his name and provincial wisdom have been passed on to me through my family.

I am told he was an ornery yet simple man. I know he was a hard worker and made the world a little sweeter with each passing maple syrup season from the family’s Pennsylvania farm and sugar shack.

While this theme’s default colors reflect my hair (#db8933), the design of the theme seeks to emulate some of Grandpa Lyle’s best qualities by being straightforward, resourceful, easy on the eyes, yet unmistakably one’s own handiwork.

I have typed every line of code for the theme files from scratch.

Select portions (e.g., functions.php and the comments template) reflect modifications from the default WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme. Others are tailored snippets from the WordPress Codex, forums, and other freely shared web sources (e.g., the above tutorials and references). Every effort has been made to cite these accordingly.

This theme is designed to adapt responsively to whichever size screen you may be using. Priority has been given to the smallest screens.

In turn, font styles, line heights, and paragraph widths are optimized for reading at your screen’s size. Dimensions were determined with the help of Chris Pearson’s Golden Ratio Calculator.

If you have suggestions about how your experience on this site could be better, please contact me.