I started this site in 1998. All of the pages were constructed on Apple Macintosh computers. I have been an enthusiastic Apple user since the //e days.
I use BBEdit to maintain the HTML for the site. I feel strongly that pages like these should observe standards so they will be accessible to a wide range of user agents and clients on many different platforms. I try to keep them in compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's standards for valid HTML and CSS.
The page backgrounds show Japanese seasonal motifs, and come from the Mangekyō/Kaleidoscope site. If you are using Firefox or another browser that supports alternate style sheets, you can see the backgrounds for seasons other than the current one; in Firefox, for example, select Page Style from the View menu. The graphics and the overall look of the site are a little old fashioned at this point, but I think that reflects my nostalgia for the earlier days of the web, when more pages were coded by hand.
The hosting provider for this site is A Small Orange.
For those curious about the domain name, "The Red Cocoon" (「赤い繭」) is a 1950 short story by the Japanese author Abe Kōbō. For more on Abe, see my Books page elsewhere on this site.