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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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June 2022

Selfie while test-driving an Audi Q4 e-tron.

Notes: This splash photo is from the "Trying out electric cars in space tights…" Journal entry.

May 2022

Elyse and I get selfies in front of an Interstate 85 and US 460 reassurance marker near Petersburg, Virginia.

April 2022

Post-flight drone selfie in Covington, Virginia.

March 2022

Selfie with Elyse at an educational toy store in Franconia, Virginia.

February 2022

Drone selfie at a wind farm in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

January 2022

Standing next to the HR-V after a drone flight near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

December 2021

Enjoying a steamed milk at a Starbucks in Annapolis, Maryland.

November 2021

Woomy and I pose for a photo in downtown New Bern, North Carolina.

Notes: I love the contrast between my big smile, and Woomy's expression, where it's clear that he doesn't want to be there, but someone made him.

October 2021

Smiling while sitting at a table at the Hampton Inn in Frederick, Maryland.

September 2021

Selfie in the meat department of an Acme grocery store in Ocean City, Maryland.

August 2021

Selfie at home.

July 2021

In patriotic colors at the Apple Store.

June 2021

Woomy and I look at something with disapproval.

May 2021

Flying my drone at Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland.

April 2021

All smiles during a planespotting outing at Dulles Airport.

March 2021

Wearing my “Eat Your Greens” shirt up in the mezzanine room at home.

February 2021

Tie-dye shirt selfie.

January 2021

Selfie while wearing my tie-dye onesie.

December 2020

Toddler-sized me at Christmas, likely 1982.

November 2020

Selfie while flying a drone in downtown Staunton, Virginia.