Birdhouse Nuevo

Scot Hacker's foobar blog, updated from time to time. More than a decade of random content, stretching back to the beginning of blogging. Subscribe for email updates.

Birdhouse Hosting

Birdhouse evolved from its origins as a free host for early web artists to a full-fledge web hosting company, providing personalized mail and web hosting solutions -- primarily for journalists, artists, and non-profit organizations. Birdhouse Hosting is still going strong!

Birdhouse Classico

Hundreds of pages of mostly outdated writing and web arts, kept around for purely historical reasons. This arts collective started at the birth of the web (around 1993) and was maintained actively through around 1999. None of it has been updated since then, and the formatting and coding is embarrassing by today's standards. But in the mid-90s, there were few enough sites in existence that there were entire magazines dedicated to reviewing individual web sites, and Birdhouse was written up in lots of them. We even won awards for our "cutting edge" use of web technologies, since we were pushing the limits of what was then possible (for example "flow" was the first example of using heavy repetition, of animated gifs to create a psychedelic effect and was considered ground-breaking at then time).

Other goodies

Stuck Between Stations

Hacker is co-founder and a writer for music exploration site Stuck Between Stations.

Books and Articles

Hacker is the author of the now out-of-print BeOS Bible (Peachpit Press), as well as dozens of articles about BeOS for Byte Magazine. Those articles are archived here. Hacker late wrote MP3: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly Press.