New Site Design

Posted by Robert Peake.

I spent some time at the weekend upgrading the look and feel of my website. My aim was twofold: First, a kind of spring cleaning, aimed at de-cluttering the site and focusing the experience primarily on the articles, rather than myriad sidebar links. I have come to realise it is not so much reading on… Read more »

Highgate Poets Website

Posted by Robert Peake.

In 2006, after moving to Ojai, California from Los Angeles, I helped redesign the Ojai Poetry Festival website. Drawing inspiration from print designs by the late Hope Frasier, I outfitted the site with a newsletter, RSS news feed, and online ticket sales system, as well as information about headliner poets and photos from past events…. Read more »

O Brave New World

Posted by Robert Peake.

“O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!” -Miranda, from “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare This past weekend, I accepted the role of Chief Technology Officer for BraveNewTalent, a social recruitment startup based in London. At the David Allen Company, I… Read more »

Website Redesigned

Posted by Robert Peake.

Announcing a new look-and-feel for this site, a transition to WordPress, and showing off ten years of site designs.

Bertrand Gugger: Qu’il Respose En Paix

Posted by Robert Peake.

I was shocked to discover today that French PHP programmer Bertrand Gugger passed away last week due to a heart attack. Bertrand was co-lead on the Net_Monitor project with me, and contributed many valuable additions to the project, including all the SMS messaging support and end-to-end testing of European SMS messaging providers. Bertrand was a… Read more »

On the Map

Posted by Robert Peake.

Even though it’s been awhile since I’ve made a major contribution to Pear, I’m still on the map. (Click the southernmost monkey in California.)

Sea Breeze Deters Fire from Ojai

Posted by Robert Peake.

ABC News reports this morning that, “Officials credited a cool, moist ocean breeze Sunday night for slowing down the fire and putting communities out of immediate danger.” So, for now, a waft of sea breeze has put us out of this fire’s path. Unfortunately, “The fire, which has cost about $15 million to fight, also… Read more »