About Ron

My name is Ron Yeany. I am a Lead Programmer/Analyst in web publishing services for a major Boston-area university, which means I manage a team of really smart people who develop cool web sites and awesome web-based applications.

I’ve been “on the Web” in some form or another since 1994 and have been “blogging” since summer 1996 (long before anyone uttered the word “blog”).

  • Entries posted prior to March 2000 were originally published at doublefeature.com.
  • Entries posted between March 2000 and May 2009 were originally published at leatheregg.com.
  • Entries posted between May 2009 and September 2011 were originally published at ronyeany.com.
  • In September 2011 all content and archives were moved to ronyeany.wordpress.com.
  • For a detailed history of the site designs, see About The Blog.

My claims to blog fame (or notoriety) include a 2001 Bloggies nomination for leatheregg.com in the Best GLBT Weblog category, and I’m the author of The Blogger Code — a wildly successful meme on leatheregg.com in January 2002. I also contributed The Blogger Code as a chapter for the book We’ve Got Blog.

All entries and comments remain publicly available on archive pages. I reserve the right to delete inappropriate, offensive, or stupid comments. Comments are disabled on (most) archive posts.

With leatheregg.com I registered the site with an ISSN: 1534-0716

All original content (text, photos, and graphics) is copyright the owner and should not be used elsewhere without permission. I may use images on blog entries from other sources under fair use guidelines of copyright law, and will credit the source in the image code where available.

Before the widespread advent of personal computers I worked in publishing and graphic design where we did things “the old-fashioned way” — halftones on a stat camera, typesetting paper that went through chemical baths, X-acto knives and a wax coater, and broadsheet-sized negatives that we drove to the printers every night.

Other than my job, I spend my time commuting (ugh), working around the house (we are restoring a 125-year-old Victorian), listening to music, taking photographs and watching movies. Personality-wise, I’m an ISFJ. I also follows sports — I’m a big football fan, both college and NFL. My fantasy football team is better than yours. I also love baseball, although my favorite team — the Pittsburgh Pirates — are mired in an historic streak of consecutive losing seasons. I was a Red Sox fan before I moved to Boston, and I predicted on my blog in June 2004 that they would finally break the curse, which they did that fall.

Regular characters I talk about on this site include Marlin (my partner), and our cats Boris, Natasha, Miss Tux, and Tiger (older entries also refer to Winston, our previous cat). I enjoy your feedback, so use the “comments” link to the left of any entry title to add your thoughts. If you want to contact me directly, you can email me at ronyeany [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks for stopping by.


This page last updated: October 2011