Looking for ideas? I've got more than I can use. Here, have some! They're
free, and they come with a money-back guarantee. If you use one, however,
I want you to send me two of whatever you make from it (or more if needed
to make effective use of them).
I have lots of opinions, too. Don't say you weren't warned.
The selection is limited while I look for a host that will give me
more disk space, but for now, click to see pictures I've taken as
well as aerial views of Sunnyvale from the US
Geological Survey. Very cool!
- My BMW
I've got a nice car (a 1999 BMW
540iA Sport), and I've prepared some original material about it.
Click here to read about the accessories I've installed, the performance
enhancements Dinan BMW contributed,
how to access its on-board computer, and more. There's also a page
on my trip to the Richard Petty
Driving Experience at the Las Vegas
Motor Speedway. Damn the personal-home-page stereotype, full speed
I used to live in the Toscana
Apartments complex in Sunnyvale, California. I wrote
an article about Toscana for the April, 1998 issue of Upside
Magazine, and there's additional information about Toscana here
if you're curious (or just looking for a great apartment with an almost-great
Internet service built right in).
Information about Peter N. Glaskowsky: work, hobbies, résumé,
- About this
Information about this web site: how it was created, where it's hosted,
January 2, 2000:
I've updated pretty much everything in the BMW
directory, moving all those pages onto the new template (the one
this page is on). I'll get to the other sections when I get a chance.
In the meantime, you can view the new
page about the Dinan BMW modifications
to my car.
December 15, 1999:
Many modifications under way. I've replaced the picture in the top-left
corner of this page with a much better photo taken recently by Michael
Mustacchi (thanks, Mike). I've also just upgraded to Dreamweaver
3.0,which has many nice new features. It offers a new option to defer
table updates, which speeds up text entry in tables like this-- but
not much, really. It's still piggish. They didn't fix the minor problem
(reported below) when opening tabled pages for the first time. It still
draws the page as if the window is several pixels wider than it actually
is. Resize the window one pixel in either direction and the page is
redrawn correctly. I guess Macromedia
doesn't read my Web site. Ah, well.
August 4, 1999:
I updated the Toscana page to reflect
my departure from that complex. I also updated the E39
OBC page. There's also a new page
about my day at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Las Vegas
Motor Speedway. Check it out!
May 9, 1999:
Another new page about my car describes
the installation of a Valentine One radar detector.
March 21, 1999:
I've added a couple of pages about my car,
including photographs and details about the (minor) modifications I've
made to it.
December 21, 1998:
I've added a lot of new photographs
taken on my trip to Germany to pick up my new car. The trip was
a lot of fun. I've provided pictures of the car itself (a 1999 BMW 540iA
Sport), my girlfriend, and a wide variety of things we saw there.
November 22, 1998:
I'm still working to update the site, but it's slow going. I'm satisfied
with the new format, it's just a matter of replacing all the old pages.
Some other things I learned recently:
Strangest thing I've ever seen in Netscape (Mac v3.04): Down at the
date for the current page. If there's a horizontal rule in the same
table cell with it, the script won't run. To deal with this problem,
I've moved the horizontal rules into their own table rows. This is just
Dreamweaver 2 (at least the beta release build 286, which I'm using
now) has some major improvements over 1.2. It knows about table-cell
backgrounds, for example. It's got much better site-management features,
too. It's no faster, though; type a sentence fast and it'll drop characters.
C'mon, Macromedia... there's still no excuse for this. It also
formats pages incorrectly the first time they're opened, as if it's
wrapping text to the right border of the window, rather than the inside
edge of the vertical scroll bar. This is probably fixable.
I've moved the old What's New? material to the What's