Redlow.net

Welcome to redlow.net, an ancient place of power birthed from the remains of an abandoned roman internet super highway. A site so antique, it's everything and nothing at once. Once in a blue moon I might update a thing.

From 2011 to July 2015, I worked at Symmetri Marketing in Chicago as a developer. I had a hand in, or built myself, over 20 websites, all in drupal - with a handful of others in .NET platforms. In the majority of these sites I was the front-end developer, the back end developer, and in all cases, the CMS architect.

Representing the last module I wrote while I worked for Symmetri Marketing, this module attempts to provide a site-wide solution to a problem that arose after Google Analytics switched to Universal Analytics: How to capture campaign parameters and save it with webform submissions.

Continuing my work building more robust modules, this module also includes hooks and an admin screen. Unlike the EU Cookie Notice, this was created to meet a very specific need which did not exist in the community that I could see.

Like a putz, I agreed to build this language translator for some languages spoken in this ancient game, Ultima Online.  I maintain the code, but not the appearance.

A Koi pond bridge free-handed in 3D Studio Max. A simple texture has been applied; no bump map or any other kind of layer. Rendered with lighting.

A bench free-handed in 3D Studio Max. A simple granite texture has been applied with, I believe, a bump map. Rendered with one light.

Once, I wrote a silly letter to Nabisco after some Oreos I bought went stale. This is the letter and their lame reply. Suspiciously, Oreos started being sold in resealable packaging only a few months afterwards.

"The Elements of Roleplay" is an RP guide written for Ultima Online, which garnered a lot of attention and re-posting. Although it's written specifically for UO, the suggestions and advice here could certainly be applied to any pen&paper game or computer game with player-to-player roleplaying elements (the few that still exist).

This Drupal 7 module represented several firsts for me: Making an ajax call, developing an admin configuration page for a module, defining a block via a module, and passing variables to JS from a drupal module.

Thy Dunjon Quest is a project I periodically work on, with the intent to be on the market, ad-supported.  It's a stick-figure endless dungeon crawl that takes itself about as seriously as it sounds.

For immediate release:
THEY Corp. reports a major merger between Tuesday and neighboring day, Wednesday.

This is a very, very short screenplay that came from a playwriting class at EIU. It stars two old Ultima Online friends and a fictional talking rat (well, real enough in this story).

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