Michelangelo's David -- Holding 5-string bass.

Highlights / What's New...

The Story of the 115th A.A.A. Gun Battalion (updated April 2005)
During World War 2, my father served in an elite mobile 90mm antiaircraft artillery unit in Europe. They landed at Normandy and fought across France, Luxembourg and Germany with Patton's Third Army. This site is dedicated to their story from 1943 to 1945. As of April 2005, the complete text of the 200 page Symphony in B-Flak has been added. Not only that, but all pages of this site can now be viewed at no charge.
MigSolutions.com (12-02-2002)
I just finished putting together this small but effective site for MigSolutions.com.
WebTools Updates (11-14-2002)
I've made several recent additions to the WebTools section. Check out my survey of PHP Dynamic Menu Tools, my PHP class ccBrowserInfo, my improved PHP menu class HTML_TreeMenuXL and my browser-compensating dynamic stylesheet ccSiteStyle.
ClassWorld.com™ (02-02-2002)
ClassWorld.com is my current venture: a semi-custom web application for reunion planners and alumni associations. ClassWorld makes use of ClassBase™, a specialized content management system and classmate database that I have developed. Launched February 2, 2002.
Tweezer's Half-Life Health Club (updated November 2001)
My most popular site. Half-Life is a "first person shooter" game one can play over the net.  I play as "TweezerMan". My Half-Life site has grown rapidly and gets a ton of traffic from all around the world. Half-Life gamers find it a handy reference for all sorts of tips and tricks, new maps, downloads, and more.
"Mustangs71": San Dieguito High School, Class of 1971 (updated February 2002)
Yearbooks, reunion memories, classmate information and more for my high school graduating class. Photos from our 30-year Reunion, August 2001.
Lots More Stuff ...
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Chip Chapin's World ...

... is an eclectic collection of the web sites and web documents that I've developed. Some are lengthy, sophisticated and get a lot of traffic (like Tweezer's Half-Life Health Club), while others are short, simple and even primitive (such as PhotoCD Processing information). The common themes behind each resource are my own interest in each subject, and my hope that others might find it helpful or interesting.

ClassWorld.com
ClassWorld.com™ (02-02-2002)
ClassWorld.com is my new venture: a semi-custom web application service provider for reunion planners and alumni associations. ClassWorld makes use of ClassBase™, the specialized content management system and classmate database that I developed. ClassBase has evolved out of my work on Tweezer's Half-Life Health Club, Mustangs71, and The Story of the 115th AAA Gun Battalion. The official ClassWorld.com launch date: February 2, 2002.
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115th AAA Gun Bn
The Story of the 115th A.A.A. Gun Battalion (Updated April 2005)
During World War 2, my father served in the U.S. Army's 115th A.A.A Gun Battalion, an elite mobile 90mm antiaircraft artillery unit. Serving in the European Theater (ETO), they landed at Normandy and fought across France, Luxembourg and Germany with Patton's Third Army. This site is dedicated to their story from 1943 to 1945. The site features the full text of the Battalion unit history as well the unit history published by B Battery (). As of April 2005, all pages of this site can now be viewed at no charge.
CD Media
Chip's CD Media Information (01-01-2001)
How are recordable CDs different from CD-ROMs? What's the difference between "gold" and "silver" CD-Rs? How long will a CD-R last? Learn the answers to these questions and many more in this illustrated technology tutorial.

 

Web Tools...

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HTML_TreeMenuXL: PHP-Generated Dynamic Tree Menus ( November 2002)
HTML_TreeMenuXL is my enhanced version of Richard Heyes' PEAR HTML_TreeMenu package, a valuable tool for generating dynamic tree menus using PHP. My enhancements extend its flexibility and fix a few problems. New Release! November 14, 2002
ccBrowserInfo: A PHP Class for User Agent Identification ( October 2002)
ccBrowserInfo is a class that I've been using for about a year to perform server-side detection of HTTP client user agents. This information can be used to influence the generated pages in a variety of ways.
ccSiteStyle: A Browser-Compensated Dynamic Stylesheet ( November 2002)
ccSiteStyle is my solution to matching text appearance across client browsers (user agents). Got a better idea? Please let me know!
PHP Dynamic Menu Tools -- A Short Survey ( October 2002)
My survey of several PHP tools for dynamically generating DHTML menus. Includes discussion of some non-PHP tools for DHTML menus, as well as some PHP tools that generate static menus. Updated November 2002.
Chip's PHP Cookie Test (November 2001)
A handy diagnostic tool for testing the response of any given client to a number of different PHP methods for sending a cookie. Based on work by Sean McLean. Updated August 2002.
Chip's Web Development Resource List (Updated November 2002)
My own handy reference library of useful links, covering HTML, CSS, HTTP, PHP, Apache, JavaScript and more.
Using Search Engines & Web Directories Effectively to Promote Your Site (Updated January 2001)
How to prepare and submit a web site so it gets clear listings and accurate keyword coverage in search engines and directories. Step by step instructions for more than a dozen search and directory services.
Chip's JavaScript Tutorial Series (Updated December 2000)
My series of JavaScript tutorials. Sorry, this hasn't been updated in a long time...
Creating Custom Web Pages Using Jasc Media Center Pro & MCML (Updated August 2000)
I use Media Center Pro from Jasc Software to organize my on-line photo images into albums. Using tools supplied with the program, I have produced a number of customized layouts for use by its web page output engine. This document was never quite finished.
http://www.theTweeze.com/
Tweezer's Half-Life Health Club (updated November 2001)
My most popular web site. Half-Life is a "first person shooter" game one can play over the net.  I play as "TweezerMan". My Half-Life site has grown rapidly and gets a ton of traffic from all around the world. Half-Life gamers find it a handy reference for all sorts of tips and tricks, new maps, downloads, and more.

Photo Albums...

Photo Albums
Colony Faire, Valley Christian Elementary School (December 2000)
The Story in Pictures of this American history event November 17, 2000 at our 5th grader David's school.
Denise & Jim Kelly (November 2000)
Evelyn and I visit with Denise and Jim Kelly, September 16, 2000.
Middlebury College Crew (October 2000)
Visit with the Crew, October 6-8, 2000, at the college my son Charlie attends. I particularly like the animated boat launching sequence.
Wedding of Lois Coolin and Steve Varga (October 2000)
Our friends were married September 10, 2000, at the Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. I've just a few photos but did manage to make some fun animations of part of the ceremony.
Nancy Fisher's Party (September 2000)
Lots of photos of the wonderful old friends and the outstanding musicians who made a great party in Del Mar, September 16, 2000. Includes the First Cinnimon Haze Reunion... The animation of Peter Sprague is my favorite.
Disneyland 1968 (May 2000)
A few pictures of my trip to Disneyland in June 1968. My very first GIF animation was the zoom of Nancy on the autopia.

High School
Madness

http://www.mustangs71.org/

Mustangs71 Home Page (updated February 2002)
Yearbooks, reunion memories, classmate information and more for my high school graduating class.
Cinnimon Haze: A High School Rock Band (July 2000)
The life and times of the Cinnimon Haze: a garage band I played bass in from 1967 to 1972.  Check out the Lifetime Song List if you're looking for classic rock tunes. There's also info about some of our friends' bands, like "Woody Duke and His Rhythm Riders" or "Hangtown, Volcano and Whiskey Flats Resistance Band". This was my first public web site.

Digital
Photography...

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Comparison of Film Scanners (July 2000)
When I started to shop for a film scanner I wanted to summarize the differences between the leading contenders, as well as provide a handy place to put all the relevant links.
Photo Correction Using Paint Shop Pro 7 (September 2000)
Jasc Paint Shop Pro is my primary graphics editor. With version 7, PSP offers greater power in the area of photo color correction.
PhotoCD Processing information (December 1997)
Brief summary of my 1996 and 1997 investigation into the technology, usage and pricing of Kodak's PhotoCD format.  Lately I've lately switched to much-cheaper PictureCDs.  I'm now considering a film scanner for my higher-resolution and legacy-pix needs.

Community...

South Hills Community Church

South Hills Community Church
My family and I attend this church in San Jose, California. I play electric bass in the band for Sunday worship services.
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Valley Christian Schools
Our four kids either attend or have graduated from these K-12 schools here in San Jose.
One Day in the Spring of 1775 (March 2001)
Historical fiction by my son David, 5th grade (age 11).

Email Me...

Chip Chapin <cchapin@chipchapin.com>

Updated Saturday May 03, 2008 22:04:39 PDT