Who is Dachoutom?

Dachoutom is one of my online handles. It comes as no surprise then that my real name is Tom. I sometimes also go by 'Dachougami' or more rarely as 'Mr. Thomas'. The name derives from when I took Japanese as a foreign language class in high school and like any language class they make you choose a name in that language to use in the class. For whatever reason, I decided to call myself 駝鳥神, romanized as 'Dachougami' and meaning 'Ostrich God'. I have no particular affinity for ostriches, but the name stuck and I've been using it ever since. I remember almost nothing else about Japanese.

Mostly, I created this website to host my art without relying on a third-party service such as photobucket, imageshack, or DeviantArt so that I can have complete control over how the content is presented and without having to have that many more usernames and passwords for them. Plus whatever else I feel like sharing with the web.

As I'm just getting this up and running, a lot of this website will be plain and boring with the default CSS template text and broken links for quite some time as I dress it up in my free time.

Slider included

The slider is made with a jQuery plugin called Nivo Slider, created by Gilbert Pellegrom of dev7studios and released under the MIT Licence.