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I successfully designed and coded this entire site. I did it without the aid of any web design programs (besides Coda) but still, this site was written from the ground up, line by tedious line.

The header image at the top is a picture from some amazing installation work done by Adam Martinakis. If you'd like to see why I think it's so amazing, just click the picture on the left where it says "daily favorite" and prepare yourself for some existential face-melting.

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. ? Yann Martel, Life of Pi