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About meReal name: Christopher Holland
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Work as a web/technology consultant, currently working on LibraryThing itself. I've worked on the in-place editing for your catalog. I wrote most of the code behind Common Knowledge. I wrote most of the code for displaying reviews on the site. I prototyped most of LibraryThing Local. And I've dabbled in most of other code at some level or another. See my WikiThing page for more information about my past and current LibraryThing projects.

I also do quite a bit of archaeological data research. I am a member of the Coroplastic Studies Interest Group of the AIA and I am the primary developer of numerous archaeological data tools including Digmaster and the DATS Project. I was also the director of digital tools at the Lahav Research Project's 1999 paperless digital dig season. I have presented papers at AIA and ASOR.

You can get me at christopher at librarything dot com.
Also do quite a bit of photography, drawing, and painting. You can find some of my photos on Flickr under the username of conceptDawg.

I graduated from Mississippi State University and on weekends in the Fall you can most likely find me back in Starkville for a football game and some tailgating. Feel free to contact me and hang out at our tailgate if you're going to a game at MSU.

I live in Mobile, Alabama, USA. I'm not from here. We just ended up here because my wife is a chemical engineer and got a job at an oil refinery just west of the city. I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and went to Catholic High.

My ideas about design and interface were summed up rather brilliantly by Mr. Emerson quite a while before I came along:
"The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary."
"We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its ends."
Goodness, that is perfect.

And as for a little lighter quote, here's Dave Gruber about Apple:
'“We’re going to make these decisions for you and offer a limited number of choices” is indeed the company’s philosophy. That’s called design.'

About my libraryMost of my books are related to either art and art history or computer technology. I have a few fiction paperbacks, but those usually end up being given to friends or "loaned" out permanently when I am finished with them.

I have eclectic interests: archaeology; history; technology; history of technology; secret societies (freemasons, templars, mostly from my interest in archaeology as I've been to many of the places where their histories played out).

GroupsAll About Art, Archaeology, Art & Books, Baseball, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Book Arts, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Bug Collectors, Christopher's LT Testing Group, Christopher's Private Test Groupshow all groups

Favorite authorsAnsel Adams, Douglas Adams, Walter Inglis Anderson, Lisa Carey, Carolyn Haines, Christopher Holland, Evan Peacock, Ayn Rand, Joe D. Seger, Louis H. Turcotte (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Eastern Shore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Mobile, Bienville Books, Books-A-Million #315 - Spanish Fort, Books-A-Million #628 - Belaire Mall, Christopher's House, McCormick Book Inn, Page & Palette, Porter Square Books, The Book Rack: Mobile, AL, Viking Cooking School - Greenwood

Favorite librariesChristopher's Office, Holland Public Library, Mississippi State University Library, Mississippi State University Library - Architecture Branch, Mobile Public Library - Main Library, Mobile Public Library - West Regional Branch, Papercut Zine Library, Starkville Public Library

Other favoritesLibraryThing H.Q., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (museum and shop)

Favorite publishersO'Reilly Media

Homepagehttp://exordium.concepthouse.com/

Also onAIM, Cork'd, delicious, Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Yahoo Messenger

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Real nameChristopher Holland

LocationMobile, AL

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 22, 2006

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The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World by Gabriel Campanario
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