Carl, Parker, and Klint all had Mrs. Kane as their web design teacher in the Florida High School (FHS). (This was most likely because she was the ONLY web design teacher at the FHS at the time.) Since we met at the FHS, and we learned how to make great web pages from Mrs. Kane, we decided to ask her to be our coach. After all, if it wasn't for Mrs. Kane, we might not have ever met, and you wouldn't be viewing this page. She agreed.
Our next step in team formation was to agree on a topic to make our site about. After learning that we all were Bible-believing Christians, we decided that the Apocalypse would be a good topic.
The early days and weeks of the project were slow. However, as the dreaded deadline grew near, we worked harder and faster to complete our site.
Distance was our biggest challenge. Since we live all across the state of Florida, we could not meet in person or talk on the phone without major inconvenience - and consequently, never did. The Internet was our only way of communicating. The problem with the Internet is that we weren't all on at the same time. Therefore, we agreed on meeting on an IRC server at certain times during the week so that we could keep each other informed and encouraged.
OS differences was our second biggest challenge. Two letters, such as "IE" (which stands for the detested Microsoft product, Internet Explorer), could spawn an entire 5 minutes of Microsoft bashing. Carl and Parker both hate each other's OS. They would regularly remind each other who had the better OS. In one of our more memorable IRC meetings, Parker and Carl switched their IRC nicknames before Klint had entered the room. When Klint arrived, "Carl" was praising the Mac OS, and "Parker" was telling how much he was in love with Linux. This really confused Klint.
Above all, this site's purpose is to share the gospel with the people. One day this site will disappear, but the Word of God will stand forever.
Carl Busjahn (Linux)
I did a lot of the extras in addition to helping with content later on. I am very glad that ThinkQuest uses Linux because I use it all the time at home.
Carl's Opinion of Parker
Carl's Opinion of Klint
Klint is the saner one of us; he is good at computers, but doesn't tend to get carried away like Parker and I. Klint really put this group together, and did a very good job at heading up the content section.
Parker Smith (Mac)
I am a soul confidently misguided in the path of normality. Most people do the expected. My friends do the unexpected. I follow in my friends' footsteps, and go the extra mile as well. Biographical attempts to explain me have failed, and my own self-examinations have proven inconclusive. I will attempt to summarize my nuances: I am physically molded to a computer. I never go outside for more than ten minutes at a time. And most importantly, I take God very seriously. I treat this life as a joke, for that's what it is, a mere nanosecond in the timeline of eternity, and I await the judgement of my Father with open arms.
Parker's Opinion of Carl
Carl is a wonderful human being, a blessed saint who eats, drinks, and sleeps according to the Bible. I respect his "WWJD" attitude toward life and I see him as perhaps the most spiritually vibrant person I know.
Parker's Opinion of Klint
Klint's a fun guy. He loves computers and has been known to participate in several heated discussions with Carl about PC hardware. I ignore both of them in times like these, because Mac users like me can't possibly have any fun in those situations. I'm just glad Klint has a life away from the monitor, and maybe just a tad jealous.
Klint Van Tassel (Windows)
I am a fool for Jesus. I was created by God, saved by the grace of God, and will live forever with God. That is my Terminal Reality. Without Him, I am nothing, I can do nothing, and my future is nothing. God has blessed me with Carl and Parker. I had a lot of fun while putting this site together.
I am a home schooled High School Junior. I have been around computers since early 1998, just before the release of Windows 98. Since that time I have learned as much as I can about PCs and the Internet. I have read many books, fixed many computers, and troubleshooted several LANs. I hope to learn Linux soon as extension of my computer knowledge.
Klint's Opinion of Carl
Carl seems to be the brain of the group. He is affectionately known as "DaLinuxGeek." His favorite term to use during our IRC meetings was "/kick Microsloth Windoze". Carl, even though you persecute me because of my OS, :-) I got to say this: "I Love You Man!"
Klint's Opinion of Parker
Parker is the personality of the group. He is incredibly funny. :-) Just read his biography! (Above) His creativity brought this site to life. His keen eye kept me in line design-wise. Parker's mood fluctuated based on how bad I messed up his design. In conclusion, Parker is living proof that we did not evolve from ooze. Instead, a very creative, purposeful God designed Parker.
Lynn Kane (a.k.a. Mrs. Kane)
Here are some of Mrs. Kane's accomplishments:
Mrs. Kane has been writing web pages for 6 years. Some of the benefiting groups include federal agencies, educational institutions and commercial organizations. Altogether, she has published over 60 web sites.
Eileen Van Tassel (a.k.a. Mrs. Van Tassel)
I'm Klint's mom. I have been home schooling him for 4 years. I also home school his little brother and sisters. I helped him with editing his pages and I gave him several suggestions along the way.