btanaka's webstuff is a collection of web pages whose contents reflect a few of my interests. If you're looking for a unifying theme, you won't find one easily.
These web pages were originally called "BWorld" when I first put them up in 1992. It was something of joke or a play-on-words. To get it you'd need to remember the old online service "eWorld". (Don't worry if you don't think it was a good joke. No one else did either. Ha!)
Somewhere along the way I grew tired of the name and changed it to btanaka's webstuff. And when I changed the name I changed the pages a bit too. I took some stuff out and added new graphics and content.
The most significant chunk of stuff I removed was all the punk rock stuff. (It was the section that came to be known as "Happy Farm -- the punk rock old folks' home".) It was fun to be one of the first half dozen web sites in the world with punk rock stuff on it. I had lyrics and pictures and other things. Being one of the first and leaving it up for a couple of years earned me links on quite a lot of sites all over the web. I still get around 30 hits a day on the punk pages that no longer exist! I finally took down all the punk stuff because I didn't feel they were good enough to speak strongly enough for something I care about alot in a time when the distortions of what it is are so very strong. (Those of you who care about it too and remember the way it was back, say, during the early 80's, know what I'm talking about.) Every so often I work on some pages that cover this subject. I'm still not happy with them. If I ever become happy with them, I'll put them up.
Actually there is one last punk rock related thing still here: the ksun interview with citizen fish. In it, Dick reveals the meaning of the name "Citizen Fish" and other interesting things transpire.
I also removed a Noam Chomsky lecture. When I html'ized that and put it up originally, it didn't exist anywhere else on the web, and it had a little blurb from Chomsky about the Internet that I thought was interesting. Since that time a number of excellent Chomsky sites have come up. I'm sure someone has put the same lecture up somewhere else. But if not I'll put it back up on btanaka's webstuff.
I've tried to make the index on the main page self-explanatory, but here's a quick run down of some of the sections:
I very much like to hear from people that have visited my website. (There are many hundreds of you every day!) So, drop me a line!
Come back again. This document will change. The whole site will change. Slowly.
Thanks for visiting, and remember... commerce on the 'Net makes money, but community on the 'Net makes sense.
- Brian Tanaka, firstname.lastname@example.org