Mark E. Meyer's Unimaginatively-Named Web Site

I just had a couple of things I wanted to contribute to the Internet. I looked at a few sites, like Weebly or Wix, but I wanted complete control over how my web pages looked. I also wanted simplicity. I like not having to wait a minute for a page to load, don't you? So, I went with Neocities. Just plain web hosting.

Kingdom of Loathing

This is my new unhealthy obsession. Kingdom of Loathing (KoL) is an online adventure game with the most sophisticated stick-figure graphics and brilliant writing. It's rather... odd. But it's a tremendous amount of fun. The world is huge and rich, and you can replay the game many times (some people, hundreds of times). In the past three weeks I've gone to bed late many times and lost 3 pounds.

NFL Timeline

A long time ago I had an idea (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like). I decided to make a timeline showing the history of the various teams that played in the National Football League since its debut as the American Professional Football Association in 1920. I did it first in PostScript. Later, HTML5 came out, and I thought it would be fun to convert the code to JavaScript drawing on a Canvas. Later I created a page from which I could create a PDF that would be easier to print. This is the result. (Sorry, it takes a few seconds to render.) I hope you find it interesting.

I originally had the timeline as a single giant, several-page-wide Canvas. That version was the main reason I didn't go with a host such as Weebly. Can you imagine trying to get such a host, with all its themes and formats, to host a page that wide? I could. Imagine it, that is. But I couldn't make it work.


Moneydance is a personal accounting program that I've been using for years. I started keeping track of my finances with Quicken. However, when I found at the time that Quicken files on PCs and Macs were not compatible with each other (I don't know if this is still true), I looked for something else to use, and settled on Moneydance.

One of my favorite things about it is that it's scriptable. One can write Python code to interface with the Moneydance API using the Python Interface extension. I have a program to update my stocks with prices that have been gathered by another program. I also have a program to draw net worth charts in the style that Quicken did (does?) TODO: I should post that sometime, in case another Moneydance user is interested.

Last updated 3/23/2019