The about page is always the worst page to do, since it tends to quickly become out of date and you have to keep modifying it.
Briefly and generally, I'm a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Bachelor of Mathematics program. I've recently taken a position as Code Monkey (aka Java Developer) with desire2learn.com in Waterloo. Resumes of varying levels of accuracy in various formats are linked in the sidebar. Since I'm not looking for work anymore, I've not been too concerned with making sure they're up to date.
As I get them up, I'll be adding links to pictures and whatnot on the side navbar. Not good pictures, mind you.
"Morgoth" is a character from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. Originally named Melkor, he plays effectively the same role as does Lucifer in some Christian mythology. For those familiar with the Lord of the Rings, Sauron was Morgoth's chief general before Morgoth was banished from Middle Earth and Sauron became the chief evil in the world.
The primary reason I picked the name was that it doesn't mean anything to most people. If I had picked something like "johnprice.ca" then I'd be sort of obligated to make this a page about me. If I'd picked "monkeyland.ca" I'd feel obligated to put monkeys on my page somewhere. Since few people know what morgoth.org refers to, I don't feel obligated to put anything in particular up.
About These Pages
I designed this site using a combination of Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Adobe Photoshop. I've long been one of those purists who felt that to do a web-page properly you had to do it by hand, but that never really got me anywhere since it really takes forever to do. I've been generally happy with Dreamweaver which made marking up the design a cinch, and it's not added scads of unnecessary code to the pages. Most of the site was completed in about a day, and I've been tweaking it since. My one complaint is that the script editor in DW is somewhat lacking, and makes writing PHP scripts a bit of a pain (so I've resorted to manually editing them in Emacs).
If you have any feedback about these pages, please let me know.
You can also check out the change log if you're interested.
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