Pages created by Ted Muller of Sacramento, California
- SITE FORMAT: With just a couple of
noted exceptions, all writings and other preparation are my own.
The mission is to feature unique and original material, presented with
perfect spelling and relatively flawless grammar. Page construction
is simple and uncluttered. For you this means no advertisements, no
pop-ups, no frames or difficult-to-navigate sections,
no "mystery meat", no redundant copyright warnings, and no
hijacking of browser controls. Due to formatting issues, pages are
constrained to a width of 1024 pixels. Within that framework, users
can adjust text sizes with CTRL+ and CTRL-. There are no special
accommodations for mobile devices.
- SECURITY: Users are perfectly safe on
this website. The only logged
user-specific data are voluntary
comments in the Guestbook. Any (currently inactive) financial
transactions are securely handled though PayPal.
- EMAIL: Constructive comments always are
appreciated. If you find something interesting or useful, or should
you encounter a factual error, an HTML error, or a downloading problem,
I would be pleased to hear from you. If, however, you merely wish to
be arbitrary or spout your own agenda, then I will defend to the death your
right to... go away.
- MY AVATAR: His name is Petey; he's an
accurate-to-scale representation of a Paiute Indian petroglyph at
the magnificent Lagomarsino Site in northern Nevada.
- PIANO: I first took up the instrument at age five;
presently I am a proud owner of a Kawai CP2 electric
a most powerful and addictive device!
- BRIDGE: I have been playing and directing
duplicate games since the 1960s. Play problems, analytical software,
and creation of special movements are particular passions.
- THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Virtually my entire
life has been spent in proximity to the northern Sierra Nevada.
Next to experiencing these mountains' wonders
our nation's prettiest and most special places is the best thing.
An added bonus is the opportunity to share my photographs of these
- THE SOAPBOX: This is my website; so I
can rant and rave as I please.
- GRAPHICS: The artwork and cartoons reflect
the talent of my late wife, Pam deGaines. Fractal images were
created with the
open-source program, Fractint.
- MATH RECREATIONS: I have spent a lifetime
numbers — exploring the wonders of such things
as mental arithmetic and calculator mastery. While making no claim of
original thought, I do hope that my findings have meaning for someone.
- COMPUTER STUFF: As a programmer and former
Novell Administrator, I also am a diehard BASIC aficionado. Having
cut my teeth on
GW-BASIC, I subsequently graduated to PowerBASIC
and its industry-leading capabilities.
- FUN & GAMES: Miscellaneous diversions
not applicable to another category.
- ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Virtually all images were shot
hand-held, and all are my own unless otherwise specified.
Photos taken prior to the summer of 2006 were captured on 35mm film
and scanned from prints. Little editing is done in the lab; in general,
what you see is what was there.
- SHAMELESS PLUG: My pages are compliant with the
strictest standards of the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C). Very few websites are in such conformance, because the
requisite time and effort are beyond the interests of all but a dedicated
few for whom quality of workmanship is paramount. Most importantly,
however, this configuration enables proper rendering of the pages by any