Formica Peak

Why the name? My wife and I were looking for a domain name to call our own some years ago, and her first choice, micapeak, was taken. (In fact, I used to work with the owners!) We were having this discussion in the kitchen, seated at our 'lovely' beat-up Formica counters, and looking out the window at Mica Peak... the connection was not difficult to make, especially with the occasional Formic invasion we suffer.

Besides, it's vaguely funny, short, and easy to remember, and we're planning to replace the counters with.... more Formica! (The ants we're planning to replace with dead ones.)


Jim's original 'Crap'

Coeur d'Alene Symphony promotional materials

Spokane Youth Symphony promotional materials

Central Valley Marching Band promotional materials

The Kiwi Empire


This site is served by a free-to-us obsolete 20TH-century 400 MHz G4 "Sawtooth" PowerMac, running OSX 10.5 Leopard, the latest OS that can be made, with some effort, to run on it. This machine was chosen for, besides its attractive cost and ease of administration, its relatively low power consumption and its reputation for reliability, since it runs 24×7. It draws approximately 30W when it's quiescent. (That's only 10W more than one of our laptops, and markedly less than most [if not all] newer or faster systems with room inside them for terabyte+ SATA RAID.)