The web design and pages for my personal website.
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  1. {{ define "title" }}About Me{{ end }}
  2. {{ define "content" }}
  3. <h1>About Me</h1>
  4. <div class="row">
  5. <div class="col-2 markdown">
  6. <img src="/static/photos/ff7ec4f5.jpg" class="img-responsive portrait" alt="Kirsle"><p>
  7. &#0164; <a href="/contact">Send me an e-mail</a>
  8. </div>
  9. <div class="col-10">
  10. <h2>Hello world!</h2>
  11. My name is <strong>Noah</strong> and this is my website. I am a 30-year-old software
  12. engineer who lives in Los Angeles. My areas of expertise are primarily in Perl and
  13. Python back-end software development, however I believe I have a knack for the front
  14. end as well.<p>
  15. I built Kirsle.net from the ground up. Its back-end code has been rewritten a
  16. dozen different times, in two different languages. I made the web design in Photoshop and
  17. pieced it together using standards compliant HTML 5 (the spec, not the
  18. buzzword), CSS and a little bit of JavaScript. The back end is entirely written
  19. in Python. The previous version of Kirsle.net was written in Perl and ran on my
  20. "PerlSiikir" CMS. I rewrote it in Python
  21. <a href="/blog/entry/goodbye-perlsiikir">for various reasons</a>, and I like Python
  22. more these days anyway. <img src="/static/smileys/tango/wink.png" alt=";)"><p>
  23. Besides being a rockstar at back end development and a pretty decent web designer,
  24. I've dabbled in some 3D modeling, Flash animation and other artistic things.
  25. You can find them under the "Creativity" section on the left navigation. :)<p>
  26. Some of my personal projects are listed under the "Software" section to your
  27. left. The rest you'll find on my
  28. <a href="https://github.com/kirsle">GitHub page</a> and
  29. <a href="http://search.cpan.org/~kirsle">CPAN profile</a>.
  30. <h2>Kirsle?</h2>
  31. Where did I come up with the name Kirsle? Long-ish story, but here's the cliffnotes:
  32. <ul>
  33. <li>In 1997 when the Internet was still brand new, They didn't want us
  34. using our real names online so I always went by one screen name or
  35. another.</li>
  36. <li>The game <em>NiGHTS: Into Dreams...</em> for the Sega Saturn had an
  37. enemy on some levels named Kircle, and I liked the name but I read
  38. it as though the "C" were pronounced like an "S". Nonetheless, it
  39. became my screen name.</li>
  40. <li>People often pronounced it with a hard "C". The last straw was when
  41. I discovered that Text-to-Speech software also pronounced it this way.</li>
  42. <li>I re-spelled it as Kirsle so it was spelled how I wanted it to be
  43. pronounced.</li>
  44. <li>In doing so, I created the most unique name ever. All of the Google
  45. search results for Kirsle are about me!</li>
  46. </ul>
  47. Later on I turned Kirsle into a full Internet alias/fake name of
  48. Casey Kirsle, which I used as my name for several years online (some of
  49. my older Perl modules on CPAN are signed by this name). <em>That</em> was
  50. mostly because I like the name Casey, and Kirsle could plausibly sound like
  51. a last name. <img src="/static/smileys/tango/wink.png" alt=";)"><p>
  52. <h2>Kirsle.net is Open Source</h2>
  53. The Python code that powers Kirsle.net is an open source project of mine named
  54. <a href="http://rophako.kirsle.net/">Rophako</a>. It means "Website" in
  55. <a href="/wizards/translator.html">Azulian</a>. The Rophako CMS is open source
  56. software that I released under the GNU General Public License and you can
  57. <a href="https://github.com/kirsle/rophako">clone it on GitHub</a>. The HTML
  58. files for Kirsle.net are <a href="https://github.com/kirsle/kirsle.net">also
  59. on GitHub</a>, but those probably aren't very interesting to you.<p>
  60. The CMS supports a web blog, photo albums, comments, and subscriptions to comments
  61. (so that your guests can watch a comment thread for future posts by others). I'm
  62. always improving it and adding new features.
  63. </div>
  64. </div>
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