Hi! You’ve reached my digital portfolio site. It contains a collection of the past few decades of my WordPress blogs and Drupal and other web sites. And you thought one blog was enough — but not for me!
Mind you, that’s not to say that I maintain them all religiously. In fact, I’ve given up keeping some of them working. The pattern went in cycles. A now retired environmental and social justice activist, I’d set up a site or blog for a specific campaign, then tended to neglect it when that campaign is over. Some of these campaigns went on for years, so over time, I’ve set up and abandoned quite a few sites. Cobwebs galore!
Now, thanks to the wonders of WordPress, they are all sheltered here under one integrated roof. I’ve also included a link to my original freelance portfolio site from way back in Web 1.0 days. (You can return here from the standalone portfolio site by using the ‘blogs’ link.)
- Dandelion Times and its Russian edition
- Lovers of Life
- Majority Coalition Canada
- My freelance writing portfolio
I’ve also become proficient in building sites with Drupal, a more powerful (but more difficult) content management system (CMS). Here are my three campaign-related Drupal sites. All of these campaigns are now complete:
- Community Media Canada
- Vancouver Island Social Housing Residents Association (VISHRA)
- Citizens Coalition On $ewage Treatment (CCO$T)
I also set up and ran Pegasus Press, an eBook conversion and publishing service for writers, musicians and all kinds of digital creatives. Nice try, but too much work for insufficient returns. The sites still exists, and the six or eight books I published are still available on the Apple, Amazon, and Kobo bookstores.
I built this site Victoria PiMakers And Others, now handed over to the VicPiMakers Meetup group to manage. It was (and still is) a WordPress site focused on embedded Linux systems such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Others.
Since handing off the above site, I set up another Meetup group VanIsle Westies to allow Volkswagen Westfalia owners such as myself on Vancouver Island to get together. It’s still going strong, over 60 members now.
My most recent online construction came out of a growing interest in Data Science. I decided to learn the R statistical programming language. I needed a place to put my notes, which turned into a series of tutorials called An Introduction To R, which I presented to Victoria PiMakers And Others, starting in April, 2018.
That brings this page to my current state of activity.