My Pathetic Homepage was first created in mid 1995 so I could hotlink Glasgow Celtic photos, post scans of people shooting nautical flares at one another, tell people what to think about politics, convince them to buy my fanzine, and get dates. The first two succeeded wonderfully, the third got dull real quick, and the last two never came off at all. Ah the dreams of the springtime of my life!
Between then and now there have been several iterations of this thing. Most have been shortlived (the boredom thing). Most have been green in color. Most have featured a picture of Peter Hooton‘s rare original 1970s Stan Smith all green colorway I ripped out of a copy of The Face sometime in the mid 1980s.
Here’s a potted bio, for those interested.
Tommy Miles is an avid observer of Francophone West Africa, notably Nigerien and Malian affairs, as well as capitalism and anti-capitalist struggles worldwide. Once a PhD candidate in French colonial history at Columbia University, Miles decided he preferred life outside the stacks, and is now a dba and web based application developer in New York City. His other interests include the socialism, Glasgow Celtic, Adidas Kegler Supers, watching Europeans get in fights, collecting African commemorative Wax Prints, eating his vegetables, and keeping both his cat and his wife happy.
TOMATHON.COM has been the home of several incarnations of my blog since before the term “blog” existed. I began to break HTML and bore the world with my opinions in 1995, moved to tomathon.com around 1998, and hosted and developed — among others — a website devoted to anti-fascist football (soccer) supporters (“Rash Futbol”, which got a `1996 writeup in “When Saturday Comes”, of which I’m inordinately proud.), the online version of a print NY soccer fanzine (“Akitazine”), and more than a couple dozen football related, subcultural, and political websites using technologies from vanilla HTML, Flash, PHP, and implementations of WordPress, Drupal, PostNuke and other applications. This domain now includes the fourth incarnation of my weblog, focusing on the unlikely juxtapositions of football, fashion, and Francophone West African affairs, as well as single purpose statistical databases with PHP front ends, photo archives, half functioning old sites, and at least two websites hosted for friends. You can email “Tommy” at the above domain to find out more.
Reprint rights: This has, strangely enough, come up. All written content on this website is fully copyrighted from 1995 to present to Thomas (Tommy) Miles under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (cc by-sa)
CC describes this better than I might.
“This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.” See the full legalese.
This content may be republished for profit, but you may not claim copyright of this content, even though you can claim copyright of the larger publication and any marginalia or commentary. I prefer my full name and website address as credit, and a copy of the publication as a courtesy.
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