Welcome to my website

This is my website for coding projects, portfolio projects, outdoor activity blogs and apps, etc.

Original Site

Originally I had a website at www.markpthomas.com, but Google has since deleted the site on their cloud storage. Fortunately I was already in the process of creating a new site and I had scraped most of the information from there and parsed it into a database for re-use. So all of the original trip reports at that site can still be found here either under www.markpthomas.com or www.markpthomas.net. The look is different and a bit more static now, but I will flesh out this new design over time to make a much better, more dynamic, and more useful website.


The scope of my website has changed. Now it is serving to showcase coding portfolio projects, non-professional projects, and outdoor activities beyond mountaineering. Due to this, I will be having multiple sub-domains within www.markpthomas.net, each corresponding to a major difference in topic.

In fact, the website itself is to be a portfolio project example as I am building it mostly from scratch using the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). By 'mostly' I mean that I am not using major website Content Management System (CMS) frameworks such as WordPress or Drupal to facilitate creating the site. Instead, I am building my own CMS system(s) tailored to some unique project ideas.

Also, for PHP, I am learning best practices by writing the site using the Model-View-Controller pattern, using the Object-Oriented Programming style.

As the website gets more fully developed, I will be using more JavaScript (e.g. AJAX and Angular) to make the site more interactive.

Current State

Currently all that I have ready for public view are my original mountaineering trip reports and articles. These can be found at the following link or on the navigation ribbon above: Mountaineering.

I have also begun adding GIS projects in the corresponding sub-domain.