About the Site

Welcome to the electronic world of Brandywine Engineering, affectionately known as 'coma.interrupted'. This site once served for many years as a tool for displaying writing, photography, weblogs, other projects, and to support the engineering aspect of the organization. In the beginning, this was to be a place where I could post information for family gatherings, share images from the same, and interface with others to keep everyone current as to our situation. In aught-two, the site was very exciting and I had visions of creating an online business that could eventually become self-sufficient, possibly later supporting me enough to cease full-time work. Well, that went away as the year passed, as did all of the family stuff in favor of me beginning to use the space for a personal diary when my head went sideways the following year. There was a partial recovery, although if you’ve read anything published during the year of fifteen or later, you may see how much I have diminished as a person.

More recently, the focus has shifted dramatically and toward a personal journey as described below. There are links to the sections that remain to ensure ease of browsing. These are available via the top navigation bar:

Home -- default link to main index
Archive -- weblog history from 2003 to the present
About -- general information noting the site purpose, layout, etc.
Legal -- the terms of use, image credits and privacy policy for the entire site

Prior to 2015, the focus had centered upon the design and build of my RC vehicle the 'Clodmaster' as well as articles covering laserdisc technology and autosound. I have written (and continue to write) a long descriptive article on the Clodmaster with photos and technical information within sections dated for clarity. This will continue when work is available and significant steps are taken toward its completion.

The latest evolution of the weblog (and essays) has been my ongoing obsession with the mathematics and mechanics of female physical attractiveness, along with stories from my personal past as they relate to the same. In addition, fiction of a personal nature which is typically centered upon diaries from Las Vegas began in 2017. The entries generally carry forward from week to week, or as often as they can be published. The lion's share of web space since early 2015 has been devoted to exploration of stated topics. Of course, such an endeavor is extremely subjective and has proven quite the flytrap for backlash. Imagery within many of the entries has also produced a decent amount of flak. Some have actually been removed for one reason or another, mostly due to either being too graphic or related to a person undeserving of such relational media. The rest remain, for whatever they may be worth. The staff and I will continue in this vein despite any criticism. The command we enjoy as an organization with privately-held web space and domain ownership allows this type of study without restriction. The future of this work will remain tasteful and tactful, however, just as it began. This had been the genesis of Dimensional Passion and I will structure Coma to align with the new site once production time is realized. [Update 06-10-2018: Dimensional Passion has been killed permanently.]

The site will also continue to be used as a sounding board for my rampant thought processes. Editorial on a variety of topics -- as well as information on the evolution of the site itself -- is displayed periodically on the main index, sorted by time (newest always at the top) and archived in a similar fashion. This is also space reserved for the staff to report site development, changes and other news. Below the familiar silver text appears the gray section which is typically of a personal nature and interspersed with what has been defined as 'provocative' imagery. Please note that language is not monitored, and I am aware of the sensitive nature of this type of detailed, emotional exploration. The stories can often be quite risqué, and as such have restricted my audience dramatically. So far, nothing negative has been expressed regarding the endeavor, and if you wish to issue a comment or some general feedback on any posting, photo, or editorial, you can do so through the email address provided at the footer. I am considering adding some sort of comment system (FB, Disqus, etc.) for allowing visitors to leave their thoughts. [Update 06-06-2019: FB and Disqus comment boxes have been removed.]

Some visitors have stated that there is too much effort here for so little content, but I honestly do my best to provide a fairly interesting, comfortable, and easy to navigate atmosphere. Since the outset of 2015 the amount of information has been truncated in order to speed the process of meandering through the site.


While the site was young there were many changes over short periods which resulted in a very haphazard appearance. Recently I have worked toward streamlining the content but I must admit the battle is a steep grade. Technology and languages change so quickly that by the time I have things in order, I find the site a year behind the world and the staff response leaves a bit to be desired, to say the least. Regardless, the simplistic theme here will continue as much as possible. At some point in the past I made the decision to keep the layout table with two columns and I believe it helps to speed load times. The look is not terribly flashy or exciting, but I have no reason to create a dramatic 'Disneyland' out of this web space. The process of exploration and information exchange is paramount. [09-25-2021: The left column has been removed in favor of a simpler appearance. Also, the menu has been relocated to the top and follows scrolling. We feel the interface is much easier to navigate and, along with a 'back to top' button following along at the bottom right, precludes any required links at the bottom of each page.]

There are few ads here, aside from the occasional message that is deemed important enough (by yours truly) to be displayed, and on some of the index pages can be found a leaderboard above the footer. Most of the ads and PSAs have been created by me. [Update 11-24-18: No more ads of any type.]

In order to properly credit the software and systems involved, I opted to simply place them in this section for reference. Building this miniature empire was made possible by some wonderful products from Microsoft (namely the excellent .NET framework and Visual Studio), Adobe, and Ipswitch. I would also like to include the services and interface from GoDaddy and Winhost as well as the W3C and their endless tools and wisdom. Without them this content would be highly convoluted (even more than it already is).


Site Design Philosophy:

The priorities are (from most to least important):

-accurate content
-informative content
-speed of access
-ease of reading
-accessibility to the visually impaired
-fluffy style and visual candy

Although you are welcome to send email to the webmaster concerning these articles and topics, please be advised that I am not able to respond to all email in a timely manner. I do my best, however, and in most cases you may expect a response within 36 hours.

And what is the email address?

At more than one of my former ISPs, I used an electronically-readable email address on web pages and in discussion forum postings. This resulted in an astounding volume of spam (95% of over 1000 messages per month). Consequently, you'll need to construct the admittedly obvious email address by hand:

postmaster<nospam>@comainterrupted.com [Update 3-26-2024: The contact email has been added to the footer on each and every page, along with a link.]

Thank you for visiting.


Site creation: February 12th, 2002
Information updated: March 27th, 2024 11:06am pdt