Welcome to E.A.R.T.H. Designed, written and rewritten by me, Cameron Green.
I tried to get a domain with the word Earth in it, earth, green earth etc, but even in the late 90s, it was hard to get those sort of domains. Finally, I just registered my name, and today it's hard to get those sort of domains too.
Each page has its own introduction, articles, links, media and quotes. I would appreciate it if you find any spelling mistakes or broken links, be a good netizen and let me know. Also if you have any thoughts, whether positive or negative, I'd love to hear them, especially if they contain information which might deepen my knowledge.
The first version was called "The Esoteric and Compassionate Homepage" which I still have a copy of but is too embarrassing to put up. I have since learn the importance of rationality and how to better judge the truth of a claim. So whilst not all my views have changed, particularly the compassionate part, the esoteric part had to go.
The second version I did during my first break at University, so late 1998. It was straight HTML as things were at the time. A few years later when I started learning PHP, I rewrote it to use it. You can check it out a static HTML version of it in all it's glory here:
Then in 2006 I was working at Google, and felt the page was looking a little tired. The fashions of the Internet move fast, pushed along by browser, standards and network improvements. I started to redesign it, but it took me a long time to actually put it up. I think it was maybe 2008 when I finally did. I then got a job working for Global Action Plan, a charity which used Drupal. I wanted to learn it, so I rewrote it in about 2010, I think in Drupal 6 first, and then I moved it to Drupal 7. Here is a static HTML version of the second E.A.R.T.H. for your delectation:
Finally I wanted to learn Drupal 8 and again the fashions of the Internet had moved on. We used to try to only have small images etc, but now it's common to have full screen video as a background. Again I took so long that Drupal 9 had come out before I was ready to put it online. So here it is.
As for the name E.A.R.T.H. it came to me when I was in the kind of twilight stage between being asleep and awake one day, and I thought it summed up well the specific areas I wished to concentrate on.
Most of the work on this website has been done with free and open source software, in other words Microsoft and Apple have had virtually nothing to do with it. The role of honour includes PHP, MySQL, CSS, SQL, MySQL, Drupal, Apache, Linux, Gvim, Drupal, Gimp, Perl, Sass, Firefox and so much more. Open Source is a model for the future of humanity.
I hope you enjoy you enjoy your stay on E.A.R.T.H., please visit again and give me feedback on the good and bad.