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About Unvarnished

Unvarnished be th' personal Cap'n's log o' Travis F. Smith. And that, dear visitor, be th' last third person reference ye will come across on this highly personal site.

Here I share th' places I go, th' visions I see, th' things I do -- and a glimpse o' th' thoughts I think as I go and see and do.

About This Site

I've been keepin' this Cap'n's log since 1998, and I've been keepin' journals and photographs since I be wee and precocious. There be thousands o' entries, and I hope ye'll dive in and enjoy.

Th' site be run in Expression Engine now, and used t' be in Movable Type until th' spam and rebuildin' got too bad. Before that, I used a self-made Filemaker -> AppleScript -> Perl -> HTML thin'. I've written a large amount o' custom code t' make everythin' flow nicely.

And aye, it be supposed t' scroll way t' th' right like that. This be th' only Cap'n's log I be knowin' o' that's designed t' be completely horizontal. There may be others. Perhaps ye be knowin' o' one and will whisper it t' me.

Update Nov 2005: I've now been told o' two others. So I'm th' third. That's good, that takes some o' th' pressure off.

Travis F. Smith's Bio

Lookin' fer a bio? Check here.

Mug shots and other photos be also available.

Travis F. Smith's Resume

I updated me resume in April 2004.

I'm sure ye can display th' HTML version.

'tis easy t' e-mail and scan th' text version.

Recruiters seem t' like th' Word 2000 version.

Morrrr Resume Options

Th' Word and text versions together be handily downloadable as a zipped document or a Mac disk image (dmg).

Th' PDF version (Adobe Acrobat format) will print out just right no matter what system ye use -- on 8.5" x 11" paper, that be.

An RTF version be a last resort -- if ye need it, here it be.


Launch a flare me.


“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?

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