Hello and welcome to Kijko.com. There isn't a lot of content here at the moment, this place is an archetypal personal webpage and I use it for playing with playing with DHTML ideas and site design. Like any novel or other art, this website is never finished only periodically abandoned. I have decided to jump on the good practice wagon and seperate content from style. Almost none of the content on this site is stored with any formatting tags. At the moment they sit in simple plain text files, but my next project is to mark them up as XML and use XSLT to control content formatting.
Side by side with that, I'm going to be playing with CSS. I'm fairly sure I have designed the code so that a variety of CSS styles can be instantly applied to this website to radically alter its look and feel. Currently, the only stylesheet is this one which I have tentatively titled 'evolution'. It is based significantly on Andrew Blundle's much superior Mozart stylesheet. I anticipate that this one will evolve into something better as my skills sharpen.
The writing in the backgrounnd, obfuscated by these paragraphs is a letter from Charles Darwin to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. The full image can be seen here. The text reads
not give yourself any trouble about them, for I know how fully & worthily you are employed.
Besides a general interest about the Southern lands, I have been now ever since my return engaged in a very presumptuous work & which I know no one individual who wd not say a very foolish one.— I was so struck with distribution of Galapagos organisms &c &c & with the character of the American fossil mammifers, &c &c that I determined to collect blindly every sort of fact, which cd bear any way on what are species.— I have read heaps of agricultural & horticultural books, & have never ceased collecting facts— At last gleams of light have come, & I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable. Heaven forfend me from Lamarck nonsense of a “tendency to progression” “adaptations from the slow willing of animals” &c,—but the conclusions I am led to are not widely different from his—though the means of change are wholly so— I think I have found out (here's presumption!) the simple way by which species become
To complete the cliffhanger...
exquisitely adapted to various ends.— You will now groan, & think to yourself ‘on what a man have I been wasting my time in writing to.’— I shd, five years ago, have thought so.— I fear you will also groan at the length of this letter—excuse me, I did not begin with malice prepense.