Who, or What, is ChiTaz?

ChiTaz is my Dad. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2016. It took a few years after that, but I felt it was time for ChiTaz.net to live again. It was the first domain Dad ever purchased. Back in the 1990s, it was simple and a bit gaudy, like most personal web pages tended to be back then. He filled it with things like sports standings, weather, and a live cam pointing outside his window to show off the goings-on, on a fairly quiet street on the far northwest side of Chicago. It was also littered with images of the Tazmanian Devil, from the Looney Tunes cartoons. Which helps explain his online moniker.

For a good portion of the early years of ChiTaz.net, Dad hosted this site himself. He dabbled in web design, which got me started doing the same thing. He took immense pride in hosting websites for friends and family, including his two passion projects: The Village of Sleepy Hollow website and the Sleepy Hollow Police Department website. I was lucky enough to work alongside him in creating, redesigning (multiple times), and updating both of those sites.

What’s With the Site Name?

“Are we having fun yet?” was Dad’s most common greeting/saying. It seemed fitting. Maybe it’ll stick long-term. Maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see.

What’s Next?

As mentioned, it was time for ChiTaz.net to live again, if only for my own pleasures. I’d like to write about a little bit of everything. If you enjoy your visit, come back. I do have a bad habit of going MIA. Which I’ll try hard to avoid this time around.