The Alphabet Julen: U

The Ubiquitous Website

My first themed website, and one much preferred by the masses over the following versions of the website. The Ubiquitous Web Site was an odd combination of mockery and honesty, and was still being used in some classes as a design example as late as 2000. Some of the subpages have been modified as part of later site revamps.


Not an abbreviation of that fine old Scandinavian-American phrase, Uf Da, but the sound you make when you inadvertantly move too fast through a turnstile that isn't moving at all. That sudden expulsion of breath is usually sparked by a physical act literally knocking the wind out of you.


I usually don't have one handy and I don't really care. I like the rain, and umbrellas usually only get unfurled if I have to do some serious walking outside, as opposed to dashing from house to car and back again.

University of North Carolina

From whence my master's degree was liberated (sometimes I felt like a thief in the night there, juggling work and school). My master's paper dealt with the state of museum web sites - with a special focus on the idea of the virtual museum. It was a pretty campus, and the the people were great, and I got a good education, an awesome cat, and some valuable life lessons out of it.

Fact: I am the most disloyal UNC-CH basketball-loving alumnus EVER. That said, Julius Peppers was impossible not to like and I have no ill-will towards the good Brad Dougherty.

University of Virginia

My nominal employer through many of my older teenage years (my salaries came from grant money) and college summers. I built gophers and information systems, made graphics, ran the erosion computer, organized people, and pioneered the web there. They graciously hosted my web nonsense until I bought this domain. I had no intention of going there - it was too close, too familiar, too comfortable.


One of my favorite adjectives, it is a word that frequently applies to my hair, occassionally to my disposition, and rarely to my public behavior. There have been times, however ...


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