About

That's me

Hi, I'm Jeremy Epstein (aka Jaza). I live in Sydney, Australia.

GreenAsh is:

Me

I'm 31 years old. I'm a BSc. IT graduate from UTS. I've been skydiving 79 times in my life. I single-handedly liberated Somalia during a civil war. I have a fabulous smile. I understand the innermost details of Quantum Electrodynamics. I'm a compulsive liar.

GreenAsh

I launched GreenAsh in 2004. Back then, I was young and naïve. My, my, how things have changed.

The name. It's derived from a type of tree called the Mountain Ash. It's one of the tallest species of tree in the world, and easily the tallest species of tree ever found in Australia. I liked that. However, at the time, mountainash.com/net.au was taken (today, it still appears to have a squatter on it). So I thought, hey, trees are green. I'll call the site GreenAsh (I was also so young and naïve back then, I still thought CamelCase was cool … sigh). That domain's available. And it's a way cooler name anyway. Ergo, GreenAsh.

The logo. It's grey (ash-coloured), and it's shaped like a 'flake of ash' (if there is such a thing - humour me, let's assume that there is). It's also shaped like a natural sign, a musical notation symbol that restores a note to its 'natural' pitch. Hence, a bit more environmental symbolism to tickle my hippie sensibilities.

Tech specs

This is GreenAsh version 4. It's built with Django 1.2 (since upgraded to 1.5).

Version 3 was built with Drupal 4.7. Version 2 was built with Drupal 4.5. Version 1 was hacked together with a home-grown, half-baked PHP CMS written by yours truly.