_sitehistory:

NOTE: individual journal entries will not be listed here.

12-09-1999

-Initial site is posted - the public is informed.

12-10-1999

-Tim Brownlee reqests that his quote be changed from, "The boundaries of conventional logic are becoming more and more distinct and as they do we find ourselves confronted more and more with what would seem to be Nothingness," to "Jeder Engel ist schrecklich." ("Every angel is terrifying.") - Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies (1923). Weirdo.

-Site history section is also added.
12-16-1999
-Leading history section is also added.
12-28-1999
-Demanding e-mail results in another days entry.
-Leading page changed (see below).
-New images section - Still Life Series I - added.
-Please do not complain about the between-line spacing on this page - i will never be able to make it consistent.
 
12-31-1999
-Final days enrty of 1999.
 
01-01-2000
-Jan99 days section added - 1st entry.
 
01-17-2000
-welcome message and logo on leading page are added - first indications of "ptwfmedia" having any meaning.
 
01-21-2000
-New visuals finally added - a total of 61 new photographs (not including thumbnails!)
-New series include: winter, timsplace, toys, roadtrip, leftovers, and additional from toronto images (formerly photographic series).
-Each thumbnail page contains (for the first time) a brief description of the images included, as well as the film stock used.
-I have compressed the new images more than ever before (JPEG level 5, for those in the know) - i have done this to make viewing them quicker and easier, and to conserve disk space on my server (which tops out at 11 megs). The result of this compression though, is that some images look a bit scruffy around the edges, which i apologize for. If anyone has any need or wish to see the images in higher quality or larger size, simply contact me and i will gladly send or post whatever you need.
-In the meantime, please enjoy the new images.
 
01-23-2000
-Okay, due to the fact that i just ran out of space on my server trying to upload, it's become obvious that to post the new visuals, i'll have to take some stuff down.
-This being the case, i have removed the composite series images, as well as the fractal series of images. If anyone would like copies of these images, they may contact me directly for a thumbnail list or full versions.
 
02-01-2000
-February days page up.
 
02-02-2000
-For the first time ever, I change the index page graphics. Wild, non?
-Along with that, this page now takes on the more fitting name of "info" (formerly "bio").
 
02-07-2000
-For some reason, the page completely disappears from its server, only to reappear two days later.
 
02-09-2000
-Jason asks me to change his quote - he calls it a "birthday favour" - i oblige. NOTE: as people will no doubt follow this on to read his new quote, it will bring up another old issue... and i promise to get pictures up soon.
-Explanation from Tripod as to why the page was down: "There have been a couple lingering effects of our weekend downtime. As you know, member names beginning with B, P, or S were inaccessible until late Monday afternoon (EST). This problem has been corrected and there is no data loss to any of these accounts."
 
02-10-2000
-Birthday.
 
02-17-2000
-Words updated - discernment on the state of film this year.

_leadinghistory:

12-09-1999
-Enter the dream house, brothers and sisters, leaving
Your debts asleep, your history at the door:
This is a home for heroes, and this loving
Darkness a fur you can afford.
-Cecil Day-Lewis
12-16-1999
-The main hallway of the Sternwood place was two stories high. Over the entrance doors, which would have let in a troop of Indian elephants, there was a broad stained-glass panel showing a knight in dark armor rescuing a lady who was tied to a tree and didn’t have any clothes on but some very long and convenient hair. The knight had pushed the visor of his helmet back to be sociable, and he was fiddling with the knots on the ropes that tied the lady to the tree and not getting anywhere. I stood there and thought that if I lived in the house, I would sooner or later have to climb up there and help him. He didn’t seem to be really trying.
-Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
12-17-1999
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12-19-1999
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12-28-1999
-The Boy with Nails in His Eyes
by Tim Burton
The Boy with Nails in his Eyes
put up his aluminum tree.
It looked pretty strange
because he couldn't really see.
01-10-2000
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01-16-2000
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01-21-2000
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01-27-2000
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01-28-2000
- ...The lead guitarist was making pretty much every conceivable noise with his guitar except the ones you'd expect and I'm pretty sure that, during the last song, he ripped all the strings off the instrument which would have been far less strange if he hadn't somehow continued to play it afterwards.
-Gary Smith
liner notes of Death to the Pixies
02-01-2000
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02-08-2000
-Death Race 2000
 
02-10-2000
-Yours truly...
 
02-12-2000
-Bradford Smithsonian
 
02-13-2000
-watch more
 
02-17-2000
-want some?
 
02-17-2000
-tree

_sitecredits:

This site is created and maintained exclusively by Brad Smith.

All text, images, photographs and information on this page are copyright 1999 by brad smith, and nothing may be reprinted or used without specific permission.

This page is best viewed at a resolution of 800x600 pixels or higher, at 16bit colour or higher.

The HTML portions were created using Microsoft FrontPage Editor V2.0.2. The page was tested in Netscape Communicator V4.7. All graphics were created primarily using Adobe Photoshop 4.0 & 5.0, with additional work done in Adobe PageMaker 6.5, Caligari Truespace 3, and Metatools Bryce 2. Fractal images were created using Fractint V19.6. Text was written using Microsoft Word 97. Most photographs were shot on 35mm film, in Kodak Ektachrome 100 (colour reversal) or Kodak T-Max 400 (B&W negative). Some were shot in large format 4x5, using Ilford Pro 500 (B&W negative).

Any questions, comments or requests regarding the contents of this page should be sent to me via the contact page.

Exceptions to this (non-original material) include the following:

-The base image for "girl" was taken from a publicity still for the television show "Reboot", and is copyright 1998 Mainframe Entertainment. (Image no longer posted -01-23-99)
-Three photographs from "illusionism" are from a book of images by Anton Corbjin, and are copyright in his name. (Image no longer posted -01-23-99)
-Certain images in the "words" section have been lifted from other sites on the net - though modified, the original images remain the property of their creators.
-Scientific drawing in "asbestos" is from by brother Dan's 11th grade biology notes. (Image no longer posted -01-23-99)
-In "DaysSept99" quotes are from; Pavement's song "Shady Lane" copyright 1997 by matador records; Sting's quote - Sting is copyright 1999 by his parents.
-"The Boy With Nails in His Eyes" verse and accompanying illustration is copyright 1997 by Tim Burton.
-The "modernity" and "beauty" photographs are from the January 2000 issue of National Geographic, and are copyright 2000 by the publishers and artists thereof.
-Death Race 2000 is copyright 1975 by Warner Home Video and New World Entertainment.
-"Want Some" is from the Feb 2000 issue of National Geographic, photographed by Michael Nichols, and is copyright 2000 by him.