Acknowledgements

Peter and Mike McCracken are ultimately responsible for all this, but we got a lot of help. Here are some people whose help we particularly appreciate:

Ken Caruso has a way with computers. He has been been an invaluable backup for computer related disciplinarian activity.

Defending the site's honor with his powerful web fu, we have much gratitude for our mercenary, Chadwick Dahlquist.

The masthead image of the vessel Astrid is provided by Thad Koza, photographer of tall ships, and producer of a great annual calendar. Check out his books, calendars, and other items at Tall Ships International.

The beautiful site design is thanks to the lovely Luara Moore. Patience and an ability to infer liberally are assets.

Advice that's worth its weight in gold (heh heh, no, it's actually really valuable). Thanks, Mike Showalter. Everyone is encouraged to find great local events at Showalter's current gig.

Many thanks for the marketing advice and help from Shannon Yost. It's hard to overestimate the value of having someone who knows what they're doing around.

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We should mention that the site is being monitored by Binary Canary and Uptime Dog.

Our service is powered by some excellent open source products: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Sphinx Search and our blog is WordPress.

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