A Brief History of Kristen's personal web pages
I recently found an archive of my old web sites, which I previously
thought had been deleted
an unfortunate hard drive incident. Looking through the old pages brought
back such happy memories, I decided to pay them a tribute.
This poem appeared on my very first web page, an assignment for CS
1010. I include it for historic purposes.
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Reading this poem
Is worse than the flu!
I'm afraid my next experimentation with web design was no better. I
included the following picture on the site which users had to click in
order to enter. After far too many comments that it freaked people out,
On yet another version, I decided to create a page in my Photo Gallery of
pictures of myself. I found this applet which I fell in love with that
lets you see one
picture when the page is loaded, and another when your mouse moves over
I included the picture below, because I thought it was clever. Stalker
Gil told me once, "I went to your web site, but I didn't look at your
underwear picture". That creeped me out enough to pull the whole "me"
page down. I guess I should explain that in this picture I'm wearing
long underwear. My modesty was never in danger. Mouse over the
picture and see for yourself.
Kristen in her underwear
By this point in time I was a teaching assistant for CS1010 (the same
class I made my first web page in.) As a help to the students in the
class, I had a link to my personal unix insights. Included
advise was the following explanation on how to untar something.
I think the "man" pages on tar are horrible, so here's an easy way to get
.tar off a file:
tar -xvf filename
where filename is the name of your file.
Below is what my final try looked like. I designed it
probably around the years 1999-2000.
I took it down a few years ago when Stalker Gil was told I moved out of
state, and I wanted to erase any links he had to me.
I took off all references to my maiden name, so
hopefully he will no longer be able to find this page and haunt
Click to See My:
I like virtual flowers
Last Updated: I don't remember.
My loving husband Mike has been
trying to get me to create a new personal web page for some time. I
think I have finally got a new "great" idea for that page.
I promise, it will put these old ones to shame.