About Me


I’m Jason Cole­man and this is my web site/blog. I live in Franklin, TN with my spouse – Angela, our two awe­some chil­dren, and our dog. In my pro­fes­sion­al life, I work as a tech­ni­cal writer for an infra­struc­ture & engi­neer­ing soft­ware com­pa­ny. It’s great work that gives me a chance to com­bine loves for tech­nol­o­gy, con­struc­tion, math­e­mat­ics, sci­ence, and much more. Said love tech­nol­o­gy also got me dab­bling in the whole inter­webs thing, so here we are.

This Site

This blog was begun Novem­ber of 2004 as an attempt to bring my web site out of a two year sus­pend­ed ani­ma­tion. I had done the entire site man­u­al­ly before, as blog­ging was­n’t real­ly as pop­u­lar when I start­ed my first web site. My site was always a col­lec­tion of ran­dom arti­cles that I just wrote when I got the notion. Not as time­ly as a blog, but less sta­t­ic than most per­son­al web sites. Upon the revival, I was intro­duced by a friend to Word­Press (the open-source site man­age­ment tool), CSS, symat­nec cod­ing, and web stan­dards. I’ve done my best to try and make use of all of those here, as I my web devel­op­er friends beat me with tire-irons when I don’t (did I men­tion this isn’t my day job?).

The site’s nick­name came from my day job as a struc­tur­al engi­neer. I hope to have some engi­neer­ing resources and dis­cus­sion here, but it’s much more than that. This is most­ly my out­let to the world and the way the world can talk back to me. I’ve had web site for a few years now and I’ve been amazed at the dif­fer­ent kinds of peo­ple that have found me through it. Peo­ple with the same name or inter­ests. Struc­tur­al and mechan­ics researchers from around the globe. Musi­cians that were inter­est­ed in the same blends of music that I am. I had start­ed the whole thing with the idea that my fam­i­ly and friends would have a way to keep in touch and see what’s going on in my life. While I don’t think that’s exact­ly how it end­ed up, I’ve been very hap­py to have had the chance to meet so many inter­est­ing peo­ple through this site.

And, for any­one inter­est­ed, my blog­ger code: B7 d t+ k+ s u- f i o+ x-- e+ l+ c-

Legal Stuff

Yes, we live in a world where even per­son­al web sites need legal dis­claimers. How­ev­er, that’s the point of this one: this is the per­son­al web site of one Jason Cole­man. Every­thing here reflects his inter­ests and expe­ri­ences, and not nec­es­sar­i­ly those of his employ­ers (past or present) or any­one else. While some infor­ma­tion on the top­ic of engi­neer­ing is pre­sent­ed on this site, it is in no way meant to be tak­en as pro­vid­ing engi­neer­ing ser­vices to you, either for pay or pro bono. Also, please be advised that I no longer pro­vide any design ser­vices to any­one under any circumstances.

Contact Me

You can reach me by e‑mail at jason at this domain.