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About the Hillbilly Geek

Let me be clear

I do not claim uber status.

As the saying goes, I know enough to be dangerous.

There are so many areas out there to specialize in, that nobody can be an expert at everything. So I'm a generalist, as far as I can be. But I am good as what I do, and that is to listen to you, the client, and strive to accomplish your goals.

03/16/24 00:38/ Webguy/ About/


Is the alter-ego site for Lost Province Productions

This site showcases the geekier side of Lost Province, with various forays into scripting and coding. The main course is the content management system cmSlate. In development since... well, longer than we might want to admit, it is in use across scores of websites that are hosted by Lost Province.

Apr 17, 12/ Ric Kolseth/ About/

This site is likely to be ignored

as I focus on my clients.

I provide hosting services, site design and updates for over 40 people and organizations. It's starting to keep me busy.

Apr 24, 12/ Ric Kolseth/ About/

Projects what I'm working on

the HbG CMS

my major focus.

Years ago, I started tinkering with dynamic site content. In the distant, murky past, there was NewsPro; an cgi-based script that was pretty much unsupported. In an effort to provide the ability for some organizations to update job listings and such, I began a journey that included early blog software... which quickly became almost impenetrable and hard to customize.

The HbG CMS is designed for small-to medium sites, and has grown organically over the years to meet the requests and needs of my clients. It's PHP powered, and based on flat files rather than a database, though I have integrated databases into specific sites.

It continues to grow today. I can hear it calling... "Feed me, Seymour!"

A demo version of the site.
Oct 10, 12/ Ric Kolseth/ Projects/

Equipment What do I use to work on

I'm a Mac Guy.

I used to be more of a Mac Fanboi... [squints at Tim]

I have to admit it. For a long time, Apple has been running on the remnants of the Jobs era energy.

The alternatives are worse. I enjoy a computer that gets out of my way and lets me be creative. I use my computers pretty much continuously, and they hold up.

03/16/24 00:27:08/ Ric Kolseth/ Equipment/

My Old Powerbook

a.k.a. Bob

This is old soldier served me well, with several in-warranty repairs. Now retired. Let's have a moment of silence for Bob.

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro

Model Identifier: MacBookPro3,1

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz

Number of Processors: 1

Total Number of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 4 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 800 MHz

Boot ROM Version: MBP31.0070.B07

SMC Version (system): 1.16f11

Serial Number (system): W87451M7YAL

Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001EC2068CC0

Sudden Motion Sensor:

State: Enabled

As of Sept 2015:

System Software Overview:

System Version: OS X 10.10.5 (14F27)

Kernel Version: Darwin 14.5.0

Boot Volume: Titan

Boot Mode: Normal

Computer Name: Bob

Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled

Time since boot: 4:59

Sep 29, 15/ Ric Kolseth/ Equipment/