Taken from


  1. a publisher’s or printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.

  2. an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving the title or subject of the work, its author, the name of the printer or publisher, and the date and place of publication.

Origin: 1615–25; < Latin < Greek kolophṓn summit, finishing touch

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Chainsaw on a Tire Swing is written by Scott Granneman.

[Scott Granneman (November 1, 2011)]
Scott Granneman (November 1, 2011)

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Chainsaw on a Tire Swing is hosted by WebSanity1 using Linode.

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I own a business that develops websites, I teach courses about Web development at Washington University in St. Louis & Webster University, & I talk about Web development on this website. In all three areas, I stress the importance of Web standards. This website, therefore, should conform to Web standards & should look good in any modern browser that also supports Web standards. If it doesn’t, let me know.

  1. Full disclosure (although you can find this out in about 30 seconds of searching): I own WebSanity, along with two other guys.