John (right) and me

My partner John Ranck (at right in the photo) and I live with two cats, Potter and the Golden Snitch, in a drafty Victorian house in lovely Dorchester Center, Massachusetts. My work avatar is Software Developer, working primarily with Java, HTML, JavaScript [AJAX], XSLT and Eclipse.

This web site began as a place to stash the Hardacker genealogy and the family cat photographs, which I believe are required by law on all personal web sites. In February 2002, I added weblog software in an attempt to force myself to keep a garden journal. That was a dismal failure, but if I ever get a digital camera, I will probably try again.

July 2006: “Again” has come around. Time will tell how long this incarnation lasts.

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