about We are Akila and Patrick. Our minds (and waistlines) expand as we travel, cook, and eat our way around the world with our two dogs.
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[Note from the non-programmer: Initially, when we were creating the website, I thought I was asking for the impossible: a website that looked like a website and not a blog, but with the usability and functionality of a Word document or blog.  Well, this website meets all of my wants.  The typing feature looks just like a Word document and I can load images directly from our Picasa website as easily as I would load pictures into a Word document.  From the non-programmer standpoint, it's pretty darn cool.  So, feel free to use the code for non-commercial websites, but please don't try to make money off Patrick's work or otherwise use it for commercial purposes without our permission, because otherwise, we'll have to sic our lawyer on you (and you wouldn't like that).]

This website is developed by Sunoptikos LLC on the Zope application server.  We use straight Zope (ZPT, etc.) with a handful of useful products.  We leverage the following technologies/tools:

  • Apache
  • Zope
  • Scriptaculous
  • JQuery
  • AJAX
  • Gravatar
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Feedburner
  • Picasa
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Sony Vega Studio
  • Vimeo
  • FCK Editor
  • Captchas.net