No pop-ups, no splash screens, no in-your-face advertisements. I have never advertised with banners. This helps you maintain a quicker, simpler, and clean looking homepage for your enjoyment.
BHE may not have all the bells and whistles of some sites, but it doesn't need to. I want you to be able to access what you want, in a quick and easy manner, and have it be simple enough for anybody to use.
I am constantly working to minimize load times, to help you be able to quickly go from your e-mail, to maps, to Google, to reading the news, posting to Craigslist, look up a stock quote, all within a click each.
This site began as a school project at the University of Oregon (USA), in my very first computer class in 1999. The homework assignment? Create a website.
Rather than creating something that would only be used for a week, I thought it might be fun to create a page page that had links to all of the most commonly used sites for myself, friends, and family.
As you can see from this screenshot from 2004 (even 4 years later), it was pretty basic!
As time progressed, I began seeing friends of friends using it at the University, so over time my goal was to continue to add sites that were relevant and useful for people to use in their daily lives.
Now, with a broader userbase, I'm very proud and thankful to say that BHE is a useful tool for the world to enjoy.
Thanks for your support!