about arts & ego

Hi! My name is dylan harris. Welcome to arts & ego, my personal website. Please do mosey about, there’s tons of stuff here. It’s mostly mine — what isn’t is acknowledged.

The images were generally made by pointing a Nikon D300 (previously a Pentax ME Super) and pressing a button, often at the same time. I’ve used pocket cameras too. The results were tarted with Aperture (RIP) & DxO, sometimes transmogrified by Studio Artist.

I once used Sonic Foundry’s Sound Forge 4.5 Pro (under Windows 98) to fix the sound and fury (that’s music and podcasts for the outrageously pedantic), but never settled on a replacement: all the alternatives seemed adequate, none exciting.

Poetry needs pen and paper. Prose needs that and something flat. Neither need an app, so I’m naming none.

My inner geek is pointlessly proud that arts & ego is a static site, hand–coded in HTML and CSS. It was originally written with Notepad, as per a certain tradition, but is now edited with xCode, vi, and the gratchy sed.

My original website, xenakis, went online in 1996. This site, arts & ego, was created in 2002. Until 2018, it was reliably hosted on Powweb. Since then, it has been unreliably hosted at home. As an apology, here’s two decades of front pages.

leaves, out of focus

For the record, I don’t share information collected from selling books, CDs, and other goodies, except as necessary to get purchases to the customer — it is, for example, quite useful if the post office knows where to deliver the package (as per the terms & conditions). If the unlikely happens, and those nice gentlefolk of the blue light, or their colleagues of similar (s)ilk, get a local guy in a wig to require otherwise, then I shall, of course, do as I’m told.

Enjoy arts & ego!