Tanner Babcock

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Who are you?

I am Tanner Babcock. I'm a professional web developer, and a hobbyist visual artist and musician. This is my home page for my art and music. This domain and server were originally registered for a web development class.

On this website you can view every one of my published artworks (five years' worth at this point), with dazzling color effects and filters. The full-size images are available for download for free. Unfotunately there is not and probably will never be an interface to buy art pieces directly from me. You can listen to any one of my albums, by streaming it directly from my music page, using my homemade JavaScript player (and you can download it for free). You can read my latest status updates since I'm not allowed on typical social media. You can see my highly-referenced top 100 Albums list, or my top 60 Films list. But by far, the most popular and widely-browsed section of my website is my film and music database, which houses hundreds of artist pages, thousands of ratings, and dozens of reviews. I have also aggregated lists for the best albums in each genre.

All of the code for this site was written from scratch by me, in PHP 7. I did not use any website creation software or content management system of any kind.

These compositions, both audio and visual, are in no way associated with any organization or institution. These opinions, (perceived) commentaries, and works of fiction are not official statements of anyone or anything. These icons, characters, and stories are fictional, and not based on any persons, living or dead. This website is not a resume and it is not a portfolio. Please do not take anything on this website seriously.

There are hardly any pictures of myself on this website, for several reasons.

The majority of my programming experience is self-taught, and of my own ambition, yet I have taken classes since high school. I am fluent in Javascript/jQuery, MySQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, C, C++, Java, Rust, and Bash shell script. I have worked with WordPress, CodeIgniter, and Drupal. I have been programming actively for 10 years. My website is one of my many self-started projects.

I am an avid Linux enthusiast. I have been using Linux for many years, and I am more comfortable in the command line than in a graphical interface. I have used Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, Arch, Void, Gentoo, and CentOS. I love Vim, I love tiling window managers, and I love Zsh.

What is wrong with you? Why is your art so vulgar and abrasive?

My artwork employs a number of satirical perspectives, for maximum exaggeration effect. These are often misunderstood as my actual opinions on certain topics, but they are simply abstractions. Because of this, my art (and music) have often been censored, rejected, and dismissed. See my "Testimonials" page.

I stick to my initial creative processes despite these drawbacks and consequences.

Why are you so pretentious? Why do you think all of these great bands and movies, are so awful?

Actively listening to a vast array of music for my whole life, I began to develop high standards. I try to critique and review certain artworks based on how developed they are, and how effective they are at communicating emotions and ideas. If something is not very developed, or isn't much past the surface, I give it a low rating. If something is packed with meaning, and substance, and ideas, I give it a high rating.