What in the world is this Æ thing?

Wikipedia says...

Æ (lower case: æ) is a grapheme formed from the letters a and e. Originally a ligature representing a Latin diphthong, it has been promoted to the full status of a letter in the alphabets of some languages, including Danish, Faroese, Norwegian and Icelandic. As a letter of the Old English Latin alphabet, it was called æsc ("ash tree") after the Anglo-Saxon futhorc rune , which it transliterated; its traditional name in English is still ash.

In this case, though, æ is a shortened form of anti-exe

Ok, fine...What in the world is anti-exe, then?

AntiEXE (also known as D3, Newbug and Anti-Exe) is a virus that infects the master boot record and DOS boot sectors. AntiEXE spreads only when there is an attempt to boot the system from an infected floppy disk.

Hmmm...Are you telling me that this website is a virus?


Then, what in the world does a computer virus have to do with this website?

Ah, now we're getting down to the nitty-gritty.

This is the personal website of Joshua Jackson (not Pacey from Dawson's Creek, Lucas from The Skulls, Blaine from Cruel Intentions, Damon from Urban Legends, or Charlie from The Mighty Ducks). I chose anti-exe as the domain, because I was very much into linux. Since anti-exes didn't infect linux machines, I thought it was a fun little pro-linux/anti-windows bit.

Whois states "Record created on ." Archive.org crawled it as early as . Since I was born on , that means that I've had this website for over 1/3 of my life.

Ok, so who are you and why should we care?

Well, I guess I should say a few things about myself. I work for Faith Life Church, in Branson. My wife's name is Bambi Jackson. I have 1 child 2 children 3 children 4 children 5 children: Jasmine Aurora Jackson, Joel Alexander Jackson, Jonathan Andrew Jackson, Jaley Ann Jackson, and Joseph Aaron Jackson.

What, exactly, is the point of making a website that is this pointless?

There really isn't any point. I hadn't changed the website for a while, so I figured it was a good time. Plus, I've pretty much been re-learning html.

I've been making websites since the late 1990s. Apparently, I've been doing it wrongly the whole time. Now, everything is about symantics, clean code, and separation of content and presentation.

In the past, it was all about tables and spacer .gifs. I always thought about how I wanted to the website to look and then code to match. Now, I'm trying to think about content without design. Once the content is in place, then I can think about how to display it.