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Splash Page, April 2012When I redesigned the site in 2002 to the “Minimalist” design, I also redesigned the splash page (example seen at right), which, from February 2001 until June 30, 2012, was the first page people saw when entering the site.  Until August 2002, the splash page contained the logo in large size and the URL, with an invitation to click to enter.  With the 2002 redesign, the splash page reduced the size of the logo and added a picture of me, which I changed monthly.  This was the splash page’s design for more than nine years, with only minor color changes throughout the years until the splash page was discontinued with the completion of the site’s conversion to WordPress in 2012.  At that time, the splash photo feature was temporarily moved to the Welcome page.  When the site was redesigned in September 2012, the splash photo, though now smaller in size, was placed in the upper right corner of every page.

Since August 2002, I have run many photos in the spaces where the splash photo has resided, with “whatever I find interesting” as the guideline.  All of the photos that have come and gone over the years are listed here, and I hope that you will find these photos interesting, too…

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January 2018

Over-the-head selfie while shopping.

November-December 2017

Posing with the Whole Foods sign in Clarendon.

Notes: This is a spoof of one of the scenes in Remy Munasifi's Arlington Rap.

October 2017

Wearing a promotional sign that Elyse stuck on my head.

September 2017

Wearing a small bowl on my head at IKEA.

August 2017

Holding a Sony Mavica CD400, the same model as “Big Mavica”.

July 2017

Elyse and I taking a selfie in a neighborhood in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

June 2017

Being driven around Ocracoke, North Carolina in a golf cart by Elyse.

May 2017

Vintage photo from June 1998, where I’m posing in front of a sphinx at Cleopatra’s Needle in London.

April 2017

Selfie in the elevator at the Hyatt Crystal City.

March 2017

Making a face for the camera.

February 2017

Standing in front of angel wings painted on a burned-out building in Baltimore, Maryland.

January 2017

Photographing in Piney Point, Maryland.

December 2016

Dressed as a star for a church production of “Oh My Stars, It’s Christmas”, December 15, 1991.

November 2016

Standing in the sanctuary at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

October 2016

Selfie with Mildred the mannequin.

September 2016

School bus selfie, with a photobomb by Elyse.

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "I have been to Pennsylvania a lot lately…" in the Journal.

August 2016

Dental x-rays.

July 2016

Selfie aboard PATCO railcar 281, headed into Philadelphia.

June 2016

Selfie with new glasses.

May 2016

Trying a set of virtual reality goggles for the first time.