Common Monkeyflower is the website of Murph, aka Richard James Murphy III, currently (and perhaps permanently) of Ypsilanti, Michigan, by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan, by way of Hightstown, New Jersey, by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan (again), by way of Chelsea, Michigan. In case you cared, which you probably do, if you're here, because I assume you're looking for me.
If you want actual content, you should try my blog. I've been blogging since mid-2001, but only the more recent portion of that is currently alive and available; some of the older posts have been lost to software/database failure, or I've simply not taken the time to port them from Blogger to my self-created system to bBlog to the current Drupal setup.
I've always intended to include a portfolio of sorts on this page, but not really gotten around to it ever. For now, there are only a few projects of any note outside of the blogging:
- My final project from my "language and information" class (EECS 597 at University of Michigan) during the final semester of my undergrad Computer Engineering degree, an extension to the MEAD text summarization system to implement novelty detection in repeated summaries.
- My final project from the real estate development course (RE565 at the University of Michigan) that I took during my Masters of Urban Planning program, the theoretical People's Place cohousing and food co-op development that my team proposed for a parking lot in downtown Ann Arbor. I must stress "theoretical", as I've been contacted a few times by people who found it and thought I was an actual developer. Cool.
If this is not enough for your webstalking needs, the best way of contacting me is by e-mail: murph@ this domain name.