Professional Experience & Blog

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Advice from Opinion Jay. My weblog, built with Magpiler.
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Command-line software to make a small, simple website or blog from a folder full of Markdown and JS template files (lit-html). Generate a static website.

Photography, Graphic Design & Art Projects

Graphical, abstract representation of a blue sky and mountains over a red canyon landscape
Updike Stories of Adventure
US Parks Map
“Physical Map” tiles I made from NASA data
Wild Faces Scenic Places - Blue Morpho Butterfly Face
Wild Faces, Scenic Places
Photography Portfolio of Jared & Royal Updike
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is an Interactive Thumbnailer, Publisher, and Image Captioner. Powers USA, WF/SP and AI art galleries.
Great OFL Typefaces
Type samples of some high-quality Open Font License type faces.
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Panglyphs: A Visual History
of over 100 notable typefaces.
A digital book (PDF, 260+ pages, 60+ MB).
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Ebook Cover Designs
Graphic Designs for a random assortment of ebooks, many of them in the Public Domain
A graphical representation of a mustachioed, hairy man, wearing a sombrero with the words 'Nacho Average' on the hat and the word TACO for a face
Graphic Design Work
Projects for Intro Graphic Design Art Center at Night Class
A drawing of a young lady with flowing golden locks, looking downward
Sketches in Pencil & Pen
Mostly of people on the subway train in LA
A purple pixelated alien monster / space invader
Raster Graphics Retro-gaming Arcade Museum

Commercial Apps & Open Source Projects

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WetPaint: Finger Painting
A Drawing & Painting App for You & Your Toddler
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BPM: Percussion Metronome
An Easy-to-Use Practice Metronome & Drum Loop App
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Exhaustive Piano & Guitar Chord & Scale App, for Students, Composers, Songwriters, Arrangers & Working Musicians
TSVG NPM Package
Turing-complete SVG preprocessor


Recipes Brain
Collected or Developed by Myself and My Wife
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My day job. I do a lot of front-end (UI/UX) work.
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Ebookshelf: a TSVG demo
Standard Ebooks as a Virtual Bookshelf. Graphic Design/UI/UX Project.
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Standard Ebooks
Alex Cabal’s volunteer/community Public Domain literature project where I made a tiny contribution

Social Media

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Follow me on Twitter
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My YouTube Channel


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Photography of Lisle Chandler Updike
Selections of what my great-grandfather photographed in Mesa Verde in 1909—1911
A small black and white sketch of Laura Fisher
Laura Harrison Fisher Herbst
A place to put modern Ebook renditions of the text of my maternal grandmother’s children’s novels
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Cari Updike Fine Art
Fine Art Oil Paintings by my own dear mother
Updike Orthodontics
An Orthodontics Practice in Orange County, CA