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September 3, 2011

Hello, World!

Hello, visitor. If you are here because you saw my message on the concrete on Delmar Boulevard in the Delmar Loop, I have good news and bad news.

The bad news was my chalk drawing was washed away in the derecho/microburst that hit the city on the afternoon of September 3, 2011.

The good news is that I have photos of it.

Click to see a larger version
Click to see a larger version

It was a great experience being an artist for a day. It was sad to see my work was away, but the experience was wonderful. Even the microburst and soaking rains that we much needed after it being terribly hot today.

Watching my drawing wash away so quickly should be a reminder as to how short life can be. The concrete may last longer than the pastels used to draw my drawing. It might not matter how perfect the drawing is, but rather how colorful you can make it.

And just like that drawing, a few days from now, this page will be replaced with something else, which I really had indented.

This site was actually established to demonstrate my computer skills to potential hires. Everything on this page was written by hand using the Vim editor. I'd make it more fancy, but it's 10:00 PM at night and I really don't feel much like doing a whole lot with this simple page aside from adding a little bit of Cascading Style Sheets at the moment. I'd play around with the HTML5 <canvas> element, but it's been a wild day. I'll make it better tomorrow.

So if you're in the St. Louis Area (preferably in St. Louis City or County where there is a Mass Transit system) and are looking for a geek to whip up a few simple pages (maybe a bit of PHP or MySQL in it) feel free to shoot me an e-mail to see my resume at jasonrcharneyATgmailDOTcom (replace AT and DOT with the appropriate symbols. SERIOUS LOCAL OFFERS ONLY!)

Computer help is also available. My fees are quite reasonable. If I get a software suite set up on this site, I might be able to publish some of the advice/help/repairs that I do. But first I need to make some money. My resume lacks experience because of this recession. I'm either "too smart" to do all the easy stuff or "lack experience" with the more complicated stuff. This "damned if you do, damned if you don't" has created a lot of discouraged unemployed workers, which are not factored into the US Department of Labor's unemployment statistics. (Because saving the face of your elected officials is so much more important than saving your house from forclosure, especially if your representatives are Tea Party Republicans.)

I hope this page helps me find a job or brings in the traffic of the folks who didn't get to see my art.

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