The projects on this page are no longer updated. However many pages
still provide useful information. I have enjoyed the creation of a lot
of things over the years. Some of the pages below were created for
school, and some for my own interests.
For currently active projects check the links at the left. For more
of what I've done visit the my work section.
Send me some comments, I want to know what you think.
by the title, orstudies.com was another project I completed during
my years in the Oyster
River School District. Orstudies was a two part effort of
analyzing factors that affect student health. The first half,
completed with members of my Advanced Biology class, analyzed
a lot of raw data collected from students through surveys. The
second half of the project was a cooperation between Daniel Noronha
and myself to create a database
input application which worked with excel to allow for quick
entry and analyzation of a great number of data points. Visit
the website for more information and study conclusions.
Online Marine Picture Book
Online Marine Picture Book is a detailed description of marine life
organized by phylum. It focuses on
Rocky Shore Plants and Animals particularly in the intertidal zone. This is one of my
first successful creations. I wrote the picture book for my science class in
the eighth grade. This project was the first to teach me of the powers of the internet.
There are lot of pages that make reference to my project including
several universities. Throughout the life of the picture book I have received
many emails from teachers and students around the world who have visited
the webpage. This was also one of the first projects that taught me HTML and a little
about webpage design. The picture book's value as a resource remains.
Please let me know what you think.
Oyster River High School Web
high school periodically organized "arts fair" days where
artists come in to show students their craft. I was asked by the
school to lead a workshop on webdesign. As a result I lead two
1 hour sessions, both full with 18 students per class. Those who
attended learned started from the ground up on the basics of HTML
and then worked in Homesite to edit a personal page of their own.
There is a high interest in technology these days, and most everyone
seemed to have enjoyed the workshop. Thanks fly out to the Cooperative
School District Technology Integrator, Danielle Bolduc, who worked
along side me to organize and present the workshop. The design
website quickly goes over some of the concepts discussed at the
workshop. Most of all I recommend the example
Flatland - A Dimensional
it or not, Geometry classes in my high school read a novel as part of the year's
curriculum. In fact, I believe that "Flatland" is widely taught. It is an
interesting book, written in the early 1900's the author talks about the first, second,
third, fourth and dimensions beyond. I created the flatland webpage with Jason, a friend
of mine (for more see friends) as a freshman in high school. It is
the closest thing on the internet to a flatland webpage. If you are studying the book I
suggest you take a look at the site. It includes the full text of "Flatland" as
well as comparative dimensional diagrams.
(flatland.Created by Jason and Boris)
Z for Zachariah - Nuclear Web
This is a
webpage I made for my freshman year essentials of English class
I can not say the book was among my favorites, however this is
one of the only websites on the internet dedicated to a book that
is in the regular curriculum at many schools. Kudos points for
that right? :) The webpage focuses on the reality of nuclear war,
as was described in the book. A personal analyzing the book may
find the site useful, there is a lot of outside information about
Robert C. O'Brien as well as collected reviews of the book from
over the years. The site also includes links for further reference
regarding this novel.
Computing/Game CD ROM and Magazine
This was my first "successful" webpage.
The site listed magazines and cd-rom media that you can receive free of charge. It
focused on gaming and computing magazines in particular. In the days before anandtech
and fatwallet such a resource
was rare. The site taught me more about html and kept me occupied.
A lot of the time things just don't work out the way I hoped they would.
There has actually been a lot of that. But I guess we learn from our mistakes, here are
some more examples of that. Some of the links on these pages might be out of date, but that is not
the purpose. The sites are here for legacy sakes. There are a lot of good memories.
Mp3Direct My first
involvement with the mp3 community came out of being the webmaster of mp3 direct (for more
about mp3 see mp3.com). I co - authored this site with a
Swedish friend of my sister's. We worked well together. Mp3 Direct had at one time, the
largest direct mp3 download listings of any website on the internet. We were in fact quite
popular. Overall the website received something like 150,000 visitors before its close.
The project taught me lots about collaboration, as well as website promotion, and getting ripped
off by companies claiming to pay you for advertisements. None the less it was fun,
we received a lot of positive comments about our work on the website. Later the mp3 direct
servers hosted the outer limits rarities list as well as the top 10 downloads for mp3
asylum. (these were at one time the two biggest mp3 sites on the internet) For a piece of
mp3 memorabilia download the collectors version on
winplay3 and a advert for mp3direct
My first homepage has been preserved and
uploaded to the server. I was probably 12 or 13 when I created it... it was good
stuff. The internet was a brave new and unexplored frontier. The page is not meant to be fully
functional, but gives an idea of where I started. Take notice of the Java script up top,
that took me quite a lot of trial and error :) Some of you may also remember other versions of the page which
featured an "Intel - Java copy" site map as well as a city image map. It was
fun playing around, I'm sure I would have many more cool things to show now if school
would not eat up all my time and ruin my work ethic. blah. I think I'm babbling.
Win98Update before the release of windows 98
I had been influenced by all the hype of the new operating system and it's sleek looks.
What I later realized was that windows 98 was mainly just a visual facelift of 95, meaning
of course that being sly, I could create a pack that when installed on a windows 95 system
would make it appear just like windows 98. And that I did. After several reinstallations
of my pre - release windows 98 system (due to incorrect registry entries I used while
creating win98update) I finally created something similar to my idea. Installing it on my
friends system made his windows 95 look almost identical to windows 98 for me. I included
everything from how the folders look, to the file types, to the gradient
Title bar, start
menu bitmap as well as single clicking. The problem was at that point, the entire package
was a collection of tweaked utilities assembled together through an editor used to create
auto run files on CDs. (another words there really wasn't any programming involved) the
pack did work, but I never got around to finalizing it as for it was really not so much my
work. Windows 98 had already been released at this point and a lot of the hype was gone. Power users
can try downloading the file, it has a very interesting setup interface and can be of
value to a windows 95 user. Note: package must be unzipped to c:\win98update\ and
the included shortcuts (.lnk files) must be placed in the C:\windows\start
menu\programs\startup\ The final note is that the mve setup is not included, do
not attempt to install it.
MP3 Group this was a fun thing to try to do.
Basically the entire mp3 movement was under attack (and for good reason) then out of the
blue comes mp3 group to save the day - or at least that was the idea. What I attempted to
do was create an organized group of mp3 webmasters to take care of the mp3 community (for
more about mp3 see mp3.com). The project basically fell
apart because it relied mainly on people. Now I know that doesn't sound right, but mostly
when I do things, I do them to the end. Because the group relied on participation of all
members and as it turned out no one was greatly excited, not a lot of things got done. For
those that have been around mp3s for a while, members of the group numbered about 13
webmasters, most notably Andrew Smith, Cyberman and webmaster of Yosh mp3
Speaking of which just about the only thing that did get accomplished was hosting Yosh Mp3
Search on my servers for about a month (which generated traffic of almost 15,000 daily and
a little profit) until I realized I didn't know perl very well.
CompletePage Web Design - As one of my many ideas of making money
without doing any actual work, I decided to try my hand at a webdesign company. I had most
of the know-how necessary, and in fact I still believe had I the time I could have indeed
made a little bit of money. However due to lack of advertising for this project it never
really took off. I did get two inquires, however nothing too interesting. To see the work
I did for one of interested parties see Homepage of the Natural Areas
Association Unfortunately Angelfire deleted my CompletePage Webpage before I had a
chance to back it up. Past urls used to be at angelfire.com/biz/CompletePage/
CompletePage.home.ml.org as well as freeyellow.com/members2/CompletePage/
ElectroThrift Another project that I attempted
with my good friend David Krasik The idea was to buy electronics
at low cost, and of course sell high. The entire operation could be run through the
internet, without requiring a store or in fact any start up costs. We planned to buy
discount from warehouses and manage to sell below retail on the internet. Not a bad plan,
it failed due to lack of good products to purchase. Our almost final discussion to
purchase walkmans died when we found out the devices had no fast forward or rewind. Maybe
worth trying again later on. The internet will continue to grow as a purchase media for
some years to come, now if someone could develop a business model.
Mp3.us.am This one was really short lived. After
this, my final mp3 page, I finally gave up influence in the mp3 scene. Mp3.us.am housed the
largest database of verified mp3 ftp sites on the web. Each day I would use a program to
add mp3 ftp sites from IRC, the web and other places, and then verify them all on their
activity. The traffic to the site grew rapidly, but the RIAA (Recording Industry
Association of America) took notice as well. And so, I decided that keeping the site
active was not worth the $200,000 fine, and that was the end. Today you can see the last
remaining updated listing of ftp servers. It really was quite large.