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About the www.GeorgeHernandez.com site

The life which is unexamined is not worth living. -Plato, Apology

The letter X: Examination. Exploration. Express. X marks the spot. The unknown. A variable. Calculate x. Generation X. X-ray.

Heroic exploration involves discomfort & sharing acquired goods/knowledge.

on-site content < my off-site content < what I know < what is known < what can be known < the unknown

Every moment is a stroke on the canvas of Life. If Life is an art, then everyone should be both critic and artist.

It is not enough to answer: Why is something is good from a technical viewpoint? Everyone should also examine things from their personal viewpoint: How does something resonate with your life at the moment you experience it?

I used to call what I did "Research and Development", but I found that name too restrictive and stuffy. R&D seemed to draw my content towards {logic, examination, and science} at the cost of avoiding {intuition, experience, and faith}. Those two groups should fight and flow together.

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This eponymous site is for me to take notes about my explorations which includes things like living, martial arts, philosophy, faith, playing, computers, programming, science, engineering, writing, politics, art, etc., etc.

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Site Purpose

The primary purpose of this site is for me to work with ideas. This includes: exploring, examining, expressing, creating, discovering, collecting, digesting, contemplating, regurgitating, rehashing, structuring, editing, rearranging, etc., etc., etc.. While it may seem selfish to write for myself, it does help ensure that what I write is earnest.

This site is not really about me, rather it is by me and for me.

This is a one-man site:

  • I alone am responsible for all content within the GeorgeHernandez.com domain.
  • I do not have a content or style editor.
  • I do not have a webmaster, a programmer, a network administrator, or an IT department.
  • I do apologize for works in progress. Sorry, but it can't be helped.
  • I do apologize for incorrect or misleading information. Please contact me if you find stuff like that.
  • I might apologize for any material that you may find offensive. Most of the site is very earnest material but some of it is saucy. I like the John Wayne quote: "Never insult someone behind their back."
  • I have visited nearly every link that leads off this site —except for the ads of course.

Other sites about this site

Here's a short listing of sites with an "About" this site. You can, of course, do this sort of thing for just about any site.

Accessibility

I make great efforts to make this site accessible, including implementing suggestions given by DiveIntoAccessibility.org, the W3C's Recommendation: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Accessibility at Microsoft and at MSDN. However, I may have failed to make all parts of this site accessible. As with most sites, this site works best when visually viewed on a regular computer with a decent sized monitor. In which case I do apologize to the following:

  • The sight and/or hearing impaired. I have some accessibility features but it is not consistent throughout the site.
  • The browser impaired. Most of the site is viewable by most modern browsers but a few spots are specific to certain browsers. As of 2007-11-20, I test this site on Windows (XP and Vista) using Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, plus Safari and Lynx on occasion.
  • The screen impaired. This site was not meant to be browsed by small screens, WebTV-like services, WAP (Wireless Application Protocol), mobile phones, mobile devices, or aural Web devices. Most pages should, however, be viewable on a 800x600 video setting.

Here is a list of the access keys available on most pages on this site

  • 1. This will take you to the George Hernandez home page.
  • 2. This will skip over the navigation and take you to the Main Body (content) of a page.
  • 3. This will take to the Search form. You can search the entire site, a directdory, the Web, or Wikipedia.

I will try to denote access keys on this site by having the appropriate letter in a different color. EG: ISO 8601.

In HTML, the accesskey attribute enables keyboard shortcuts to put focus on specific elements. This is typically ALT+AccessKey or ALT+SHIFT+AccessKey for PCs, CTRL+AccessKey for Macs, and CTRL+AccessKey or for CTRL+SHIFT+AccessKey Unix. The usage depends on the browser. EG: For some browsers "ALT+H" or "ALT" then "H" activates the browser's Help menu, while "ALT+SHIFT+H" activates the page's accesskey. For other browsers, "ALT" then "H" activates the browser's Help menu, while "ALT+H" or "ALT+SHIFT+H" activates the page's accesskey. Remember that a link that has focus is not necessarily clicked, so a typical sequence may involve pressing "ALT+H", then "ENTER".

Privacy Policy

I do my best to respect the privacy of others —usually friends, family, acquaintances, people who contact this site, and entities with whom I've signed some sort of legal document. I will do my best to discern what names, entities, correspondence, info, content, works, etc. should remain private. I understand because, in spite of this site, I'm an introvert.

  • In my postings, I do not and will not post the full name of people/organizations I know unless they are public figures/organizations, their name is already publicly discussed, or they want their name out there.
  • I have a loose policy of not posting incoming correspondence with people I know. However, I feel free to post my own outgoing correspondence.
  • I honor any legal documents --such as non-disclosure documents-- that I have signed.
  • I am an individual and I do not sell lists of emails. I may, however, print your email content online. If you do not want me to do so , then please tell me so. Even if I post your email content, I usually do not show your email address, your personal contact information, or the organization you work for unless you request me to do so.

Copyright

All original material on this site is distributed as follows:

  • Copyright © 2000-2014 George Hernandez.
  • Copyleft  ©  2000-2014 George Hernandez.
  • Some rights reserved.

You are free...

  • ... to copy, distribute, redistribute, display, transmit, and/or perform my content,
  • ... to make derivative works and modifications, to remix and adapt, and
  • ... to make commercial use of my work,

... under the following conditions:

I always try to use the content of others according to their wishes and give attribution. If you would like to use material that I did not create, then you should consider contacting the creator of that material.

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