The start of “halls.md“. I’m Dr. Halls, and way back in 1999, I got an email offering .md websites. (Dot MD websites are for the country of Moldova, which didn’t matter to me.) I registered ‘halls.md’ in order to get a short permanent email address firstname.lastname@example.org
My first calculator: Back then, I was working at the Cross Cancer Institute…(skipping long story)… the need to write my first webpage calculator, a Body Surface Area calculator for medication doses.
Shortly thereafter, I simplified the BSA calculator into a Body Mass Index calculator, but I went to the effort of improving it by finding population data from the NHANES III survey, and creating “Weight Percentiles” results. That made my calculator unique. I then made a few other calculators, and the one that was most complex is the Breast Cancer Risk calculator. I’m really proud of it, but not enough people know about it.
Years went by, while other websites have come and gone, and halls.md has persisted. So I think halls.md does well on search engines, because of its longevity, some uniqueness, not trying to sell anything, and having common-sense plus medical knowledge.
The Moose returns. The Talking Moose was software I coded back in 1986 for the original Macintosh personal computers. In 1993 I switched to windows PCs for work, and missed the Moose until around 2007, until I decided to bring it back. Now, more years later, its nearly done, and I have a talking moose on my PC again. The Moose is spreading into all my webpages, as you can see.
I just want to cheer-up my webpages, by adding a few moose jokes and some chat between characters like Jessica and her friends.