L3: Live Love Laugh || Life Long Learning


Hi.. welcome to my home on the net. If you reached my site because you were looking for something in particular, I hope you find what you're looking for. For those things that I'm passionate about, I try to provide informative and useful content. If you reached my site just surfing for pleasure, I hope you enjoy your time here and find something that makes it worth the visit.

The site is still in its infancy, but it will grow. Right now my focus is on getting a couple astronomy projects completed and on-line, and getting a historical novel section fully developed. I've also included a forum so visitors interested in these topics can meet others with similar interests. I hope you'll stop by and say hi.


Okay... I know it's rather cryptic, but I was having a terrible time coming up with a domain name. I wanted something short and simple that at the same time was somehow a reflection of me. I think my mind has been permanently warped from my early Unix and 'C' days because I couldn't think of anything other than these short, cryptic names. In the end though I'm pretty happy with RML3. Although cryptic, it is a pretty good reflection of me. RM of course are my initials. The L3 expresses my passion for learning, which I believe should be a lifelong pursuit, and my view that life should be lived to the fullest with good friends and family and healthy sense of humor.

Site Design

I wanted to design this site using CSS. Don't ask me why. It just seemed like a good idea. I guess I never liked the idea of using frames or tables for layout, so with CSS coming into its own, that's the way I wanted to go. I was ready to give up though until I found this layout from Ruthsarian Layouts.

Browser Warning

Since the layout of my site was done with CSS, the quality of its appearance depends heavily on how compliant your browser is to the CSS standards. Unfortunately Microsoft Internet Explorer is notorious for not being compliant with these standards, so if you are using Internet Explorer, things may not look right. In some cases, the layout can look like a jumbled mess. A great deal of effort is put into including "hacks" to make CSS layouts work with Internet Explorer, but it often seem like a losing battle.

I highly recommend Firefox as the browser of choice. You can download the browser for free. It is faster, more stable, and more secure than Internet Explorer. It is also much more compliant to the CSS standards, so pages on my site are almost guaranteed to look better when viewed with Firefox. It also has some very nice browsing features such as tabbed browsing windows, a great bookmarks manager, and a great download manager. If you are using Internet Explorer, I highly recommend the switch.


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6-11-06 -- Updated my Astronomy 10 project with the story of a professional/amateur astronomer team that discovered a new extrasolar planet: Update

8-14-05 -- Added the Music section to the main menu.

8-02-05 -- Added pictures of our Ritter backpacking trip to the Photo Gallery.

Added a new page for Quo Vadi by Henryk Sienkiewicz. This is a novel set in Rome during the time of Nero. Like other novels by Sienkiewicz, this one is exceptional.

My Astronomy 10 project is now on-line.


This is my plug for Gargoyles. Ruthsarian has graciously made his layouts freely available for anyone to use, and has always been helpful whenever I've had a question about the layouts. I'm surprised that he does not charge for his layouts, but he doesn't. He did ask to promote the Gargoyles once, so this is the least I can do for all his help. Be sure to check out his Gargoyles layout page which has more information about the Gargoyles and his interest this animated Disney televsision series.