Who to Blame, Who to Praise
- Except where noted, the actual content of this site was generated
by (and belongs to) Bernard HP Gilroy.
- The HTML comes from several sources:
- Much of the new, improved site was created using Dreamweaver
from Macromedia. Despite my crotchedy old man beliefs, this proved to
be an actually useful and worthwhile tool. (Thanks,
Larry, for recommending it.)
- Earlier work on the site was created using Composer from Netscape.
Composer is a free WSYIWYG HTML editor that had some performance issues
but generally worked OK.
- Some of the files were made using Word 2000 from the Evil Empire,
I mean, Microsoft. I know, I
know, but that's what we use at school and it's a decent word processor.
The web pages were actually generated via the incredibly unsleek and
clunky "save as HTML" type, but hopefully, Dreamweaver will
trim them down some.
- Some other files came from StarOffice,
by Sun. It's just as clunky and sluggish as Word, but at least it's
free and it's not made by people intent on ruling the Earth.
- Finally, some of the pages were (gasp!) hand-coded in HTML by me,
using nothing more sophisticated than Notepad.
- A lot of the graphics were generated using POV-Ray,
the Persistence-of-Vision Raytracer. I believe most graphics are rendered
using POV-Ray 3.1g. POV-Ray is a phenomenal scene-description language and
rendered, whch allows professional 3D graphics to be produced even by a
dumb monkey like me. POV-Ray is a true testament to the strength of the
Open Source movement.