Why ff4500?

Why not? #ff4500 is the hex code for "orange-red", which is a swell color.

Really, I just use #ff4500 a lot in development as a test color, and it kinda stuck. So, when I was looking to register a new URL back in 2006, I used it for that too. I haven't done much with it over the years, but here we are.

To get technical, in a RGB color space, hex #ff4500 (also known as Orange red) is composed of 100% red, 27.1% green and 0% blue. Whereas in a CMYK color space, it is composed of 0% cyan, 72.9% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black. It has a hue angle of 16.2 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%. #ff4500 color hex could be obtained by blending #ff8a00 with #ff0000. The closest websafe color is: #ff3300.

So, you could say that as an "unsafe" web color, it kinda just "fits". You can learn ALL about it over here. It's close enough for funk.

Who runs this garbage?

There's another ff4500 over at ff4500.red, but that's not me. I'm definitely not in the UK. Surprisingly, I'm not the first (and only) person to use ff4500, as hard as that may be to believe.

Up until recently, I posted things over on jasonpitman.com, but as you might have read in the note on the homepage, I'm moving things over here. I'll eventually use that as a CSV page or similar. I also have some stupid domain names that I hold on to, like yumtacos.com and cherrybombpress.com. I'll probably post something explaining those at some point.

So, about me...

I live in an super old house with the rest of the Pitman family, in Indiana. When I'm not in front of a computer, I'm usually working on something related to the house or one of our barns. I also have a homelab that I like to mess with and sometimes break (to the extreme annoyance of the rest of the members of the family, when they can't access the internet or watch TV).

I guess you could call me a full-stack print developer, in the sense that I do both print and web things. I do frontend, backend, IT, print and whatever else a job calls for. I was once referred to as the "Iron Lung" of the my department (at a previous place of employment). I'd say these days, I'm more of a "Kitchen Sink" kinda guy though. Take that as you will.

I grew up in Indianapolis. I also happened to go to school in the same city – at both Herron and U of I.

I've been happily employed over at BaM for the past 14 or so odd years. I was previously the creative director for Naptown Roller Derby (for their first 12 seasons). I've worked at Apple, DTH, and NUVO in the past as well. My 6 or so years at NUVO will always have a special place in my heart. Not only was it the best newspaper in Indianapolis, but I learned and experienced so many awesome things (because of that place) throughout the years. I could write a book... sheesh. I do the occasional project/IT/whatever things for iMOCA, Big Car, The Athenaeum Foundation, and TedX as time permits.

You can usually find me on Instagram, Twitter, Github, and sometimes LinkedIn. If you'd like to get in touch with me, you can send a message to jasonatthisdomainname.


Things said on this site reflect my opinion(s) only and absolutely don't reflect any opinions of my employer, client or person other than me. Taken out of context, I usually sound like an asshole, which isn't anything new. Sometimes I post up notes or thoughts that may not make sense, and that's ok. Just keep on livin' your own life, man.

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