About Me

Hi, I'm John Derrick. This website is my slice of the web... my web side.

I follow my bliss. I'm a Web Developer and Entrepreneur. I love the great outdoors - hiking, photography, tropical landscaping, etc. I love the tropics and good company to enjoy it with. I'm an avid fan of the Hawaiian Islands and I try to visit annually if I can.


Learn more about me »

My biography is my story, in brief. What is a Geographer doing working as a Web Developer who's a Hawaii fanatic?


My Blog »

My blog is a place for me to express my thoughts on various issues or about topics that interest me from time to time.


My Web Work »

My work contains samples from my portfolio on various projects of websites I have developed over the last couple of years.

Hobbies & Interests

The following are some of my favorite past times, hobbies, and interests. As is typical for me, I turn most of my hobbies into web sites.

Hiking & Trail Blazing

There's nothing as exhilarating as hiking the cliffs of Kauai's Na Pali Coastline. I live for that experience each year or two.

Psychology & Philosophy

If you know me, you know I like to think... a lot. And I think about thinking. It's what I do. I like to philosophize, and yes, that's a word.


I haven't met a gadget yet I didn't like. I'm always tinkering with new tech-toys or keeping up with the latest news. I love technology.

Web Development

I wouldn't be much of a web guy without this hobby. It's one of my earliest hobbies turned profession. I truly enjoy creating awesome stuff for the web.


You put me in Hawaii with a camera, and I'm nearly in heaven. I love photographing the islands; landscape photography being my favorite.

Tropical Gardening

This is one of my favorite hobbies, as it allows me to get out and get my hands dirty - literally. My yard isn't hard to spot in the neighborhood.