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This site isn't tiny anymore, and any work that gets large has been helped. This page will list people who contributed, directly or indirectly, to this endeavour. It's always subject to editing, as I discover both old and new people who need recognition, and get more details about those already on here.


Praise should go first to the one LORD God, Whose saving name is one, Jesus.

Thanks to...

  • My parents collectively, for their longsuffering through difficult and seemingly unfruitful years.
  • Our Miss[us]-Identified l for being a human, and my long-time online supporter. We haven't overlapped much lately, since before this site got fancy. We may not much again. But she's cool.
  • Chipster, for playing n-in-a-row games with me and patiently waiting inordinately long amounts of time for my moves.
  • Verdauga, the first to register, and a reliable partner for discussions about the technical and arcane.
  • Bren, the second person to register, and the first to seriously try out some of my features.
  • jSherz and phdr of the PHP Help community, who, years ago, assisted my first faltering steps towards becoming a PHP developer.
  • The writers and maintainers of the irreplaceable PHP manual, and various commenters on it.
  • Mozilla and the maintainers of the Mozilla web development manuals, which cover JS, HTML, and CSS
  • The people who kept insisting that code should be separated from content. It took me a long time to come around, but we've lived to see the day when I admitted that you were right.
  • Innumerable other posters and bloggers, such as at StackExchange and from random Google searches, who provided general tips and insights that I learned from.
  • Edward Yang, a PHP manual poster, who informed me of the existence of the HTML 'pre' tag and its utility in debugging functions.
  • Boaz for CSS tips, specifically 'recommendations about using table commands'
  • The fellow who writes "PHP Delusions", who is an expert on preventing SQL injections.
  • OWASP, for their critical insights on and resources for dealing with security issues.
  • The Nielsen Norman standards group, especially Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, for guidance on UX issues.
  • Various writers on accessability issues, which I have tried, albeit imperfectly, to take into consideration.
  • An unknown person who suggested something that've I since forgot, but no doubt made good use of at the time
  • Paul Irish, and a WP reset article, for theory on how to get new CSS/JS files to users.
  • The PHPMailer team. I considered rolling my own emailer, but came to see the light. Your thing works.
  • My web host, BigScoots. They're pretty good, fast, cheap, and easy to like.


  • My father, who came up with the original domain name, made pages and images, and did the searches and research.


Fill in the Blanks

  • Bren, snubs, and the many other Odyssey Gallows players of the past.
  • My mother, for research, inspiration, and work in putting together new puzzles.
  • geeks-for-geeks for a tip on some arcane issue that I've forgotten the details of.
  • The MDN JavaScript guides and samples, some of which I adapted material from to make a basic helper script.

The account and session system

  • A couple of tutorials, which I presently forget the name of, showing a basic framework for setting up an account system
  • Google searches talking about session management/alt session management
  • An unknown PHP manual commentator showing ini_sets
  • Álvaro González for talking about ini_sets and session paths
  • mdibbets at the PHP manual for commenting on paths
  • Shea on StackExchange, a sanity-saver
  • tapken of the php manual, and a. dejong of same
  • alienwebguy
  • Paragonie, writer of "The Fast Track to Safe and Secure PHP Sessions"
  • Deepu, etc. for informing me about MySQL's odd behavior of timestamps not actually being timestamps
  • The Code Redirect community for telling me to persist with timestamps

Synchronous Messages

  • Emil Vikström on SE, probably for showing me that '$_SERVER' variables were a thing.


The Hunt

  • Wild Planet Toys for the game that inspired this all.
  • Old Brøderbund games for showing me that a game needs a climatic resolution.
  • Encyclopedias, including Wikipedia, and various tourism pages, for providing common knowledge pertinent to describing real objects and locations.
  • edmondscommerce for a post about SQL selects.
  • Someone, possibly named or associated with eduCBA, for providing the idea of using IN in a SQL query
  • atrandafirc from the PHP manual for a key tip on how to use variables in LIKE SQL queries
  • Posters on this Stack Overflow page.
  • Brent on the PHP manual for describing imagesetbrush.
  •, Khan Academy, and others, for attempting to explain trigonometry to me, a subject I'm not sure I ever got to in school.


  • The MDN tutorials, especially for AJAX, which I copied much from.
  • Thanks to Peter Mortensen and Ali U for pointing me in the right direction on an issue.
  • leisheng from StackExchange, probably for explaining event listeners.
  • bonny in StackExchange: "anchor jumping by using javascript"

Maths Map

  • Khan Academy, for obvious reasons.
  •, for refreshers on things I'd forgotten, and other terms, concepts, and principles. It is probably the most influential single resource consulted for this project.
  • The Royal Mint Museum, BullionByPost,, Project Britain, and Wikipedia for information on pre-decimal British currency.
  • for clarification on how sales discounts work.
  • MarcelG on the PHP Manual for reminding me sprintf exists