In Coffee We Trust


Welcome to the internet repository for my digital stuff.

A partial list of content you will find herein: The Elevated Church of the Good Bean (praise jitters!), examples of PHP/javascript/etc. widgets, renders of fractals, various things I've had published in a newspaper's Opinions column, and assorted other pieces of nonsense that for whatever reason I saw fit to include within these pages.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun. ~DjB

Widget Shortcuts

Quantum Queries
Are You Evolved?
Teams Maker

..."perfectly ordinary books, printed on commonplace paper in mundane ink. It would be a mistake to think that they weren't also dangerous, just because reading them didn't make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader's brain."

-Sir Terry Pratchett (Soul Music)

The Elevated Church of the Good Bean

Do you like coffee?

I mean really really like coffee?

Then have I got a (not actually a) church for you! A special place, where Nectar of the Good Bean is treated with the sanctity it deserves. Where the cups, carafes, bottles and beakers that hold sacred java are recognized as holy objects. Where jitters are seen to be a visible indicator of piety and insomnia is categorized as a religious experience.

Come partake of the blessed Nectar with other like-minded imbibers... well, with one imbiber. So far I'm not only the high priest, treasurer, and custodial engineer for TECotGB I'm also its sole member. But more will be along eventually. Shortly. Any minute now.

As the saying goes: "If you build it, they will come." So here it is.

Any second.

I think I already hear footsteps...


This is where I put the assorted widgets and other projects that have resulted from my learning some PHP, javascript, etc. Eventually I'll also be including stuff written in JAVA, but that day's still somewhere in the future.

I suppose in a way this entire site is a sandbox; I use it to test concepts and explore new methods of writing code for the internets.

What- you didn't really think I do all of this just for you?

Wow. Don't get me wrong you're cool and everything, but...

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

-Douglas Adams (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)

Fractals are, when you get right down to it, just pretty math. Pattern-drawing equations iterated multiple times to create amazingly complex images.

The fractals shown in my gallery were made with one of these fractal generators: JWildfire, Mandelbulber, or Mandelbulb3D.

The programs I just listed are of course my current favorites but there are lots of choices in fractal generating software so find one that you like; there are no definitive answers to the question: "Which fractal software should I use?"

That said, for particular fractals in the gallery I'll include a parameters configuration so you can replicate it in your own copy of the specific fractal generator I used to render the image. Links to the various software download pages can be found in my 'ArtsStuffz' section.

The fractals gallery is the most recently added section on this site.

If anything seems buggy please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks!

Miscellaneous Textual Debris

In this section I've included a few published letters to the editor of The Roanoke Times newspaper and some essays.

I haven't included posts I've originally made to social media though perhaps I should start doing so because the volume of my contributions to social media seem to be in direct inverse proportion to the volume of essays and other scribbles I produce.

Or I could simply quit posting so much on social media...?

Nah. LoL