emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson

in which I write about stuff

what’s this?

Faux library card catalog card describing this site.

My name is Elaine Nelson; I’ve been keeping this site in one form or another since 1998. I currently live in Olympia, Washington USA with my husband and our cats. You can contact me through epersonae – at – gmail – dot – com.

This site is part personal journal, part log of interesting links, part experimentation zone.

I write about my personal life, although there’s plenty that I leave out. I write occasionally about my professional life, but not about people, and of course nothing I say here should be expected to have any relationship to official policy of my employer, etc., etc., etc.

I curse from time to time.

Everything I write, and all the photographs that appear here, are copyright me. Except where they’re comments from somebody else, in which case everybody retains their own rights. Whee!

  • This site is created using WordPress.
  • The “Snapping Links” category is fed by pinboard. (The original Snapping Links was a whole separate blog, back when I was using Moveable Type. But it was too much bother.)
  • The photos that appear on the right-hand side of every page are fed from flickr.
  • The book reviews are fed by Goodreads.
  • I’m in the middle of a redesign as of May 2010. At the moment, I’m using the Carringon Text theme while I work on my own design.

Some design influences (full colophon to come): colors from kuler, em sizing, pushpin icon, bird icon, date headers, bokeh tutorial for GIMP.

If you have trouble with anything, tell me what happened and what browser you were using, and I’ll see what I can do.