Around this time last year, Durham Region started up its green bin program. We put kitchen scraps into a green bin, which gets picked up and composted as part of a waste diversion program. I think it’s a good idea, but when we first started it last year, we had a little issue with maggots:
Archive for June, 2007
Check out these pictures of this giant moth that was just outside my front door. It was quite huge and very hairy.
The other week my brothers cleaned up our basement and finally took back all of the empty liquor bottles we’ve been collecting over the past year or so. There were also a few cases of beer. I’m glad I was at work and didn’t have to help carry them all.
In total, they got $55 back. There were about 270 beer bottles, 20 empty 40s (1.14L) and 60 empty 26ers (750mL) and a handful of mickeys. By my quick math, that’s over 90 litres of beer, and 70 litres of liquor. In total, it was an estimated $2300 worth of alcohol.
It was five years ago that I registered robmaeder.com and started up my own website. That was back when I was still in college and I originally planned to use it to showcase projects, post my resume and store some files.
Over time, I redesigned the site a few times, attempted regular updates, and added in some actual content.
Below is a brief rundown of robmaeder.com through the years. Click the screenshots to see how the page looked and acted back in its day. The archived copies of my site are available thanks to the Wayback Machine.
First off, the original look. It’s pretty plain and kinda not good. I created a simple php backend that allowed me to update the news section through an admin form.
The second edition of the site was pretty different, being very minimal and light.
This third version of robmaeder.com was quite good for my skills. I put a lot more work into it and it contained a lot of pages showing off some of my projects and experiences.
The site you’re looking at now is the fourth and latest version. I made the switch to WordPress a while back, and I really like how simple it is to add new content. I’m getting kinda bored of the design and the broken stuff, so I might mess around with it sometime. I also want to move a lot of the pages from my old site to this one, so I can consolidate everything in one place. I get a lot of obscure hits from Google searches that lead to my old site, and it would be nice if everything was in one spot.
There you have it. Solid proof I have been a nerd for at least five years.