I'm an amateur writer and a professional web/database programmer. I work as a webmaster and systems programmer at Western Oregon University. The site you're on now is my personal website, and is not affiliated with WOU in any way, shape, or form, nor is it hosted on any of their servers. (I have to say this because WOU is a state-supported school and the folks at the Capitol have some nitpicky rules we have to follow if we're to continue receiving the *cough* inadequate *cough* funding we get from them.)
This site is hosted with Dreamhost; they're the best webhosting company I've ever worked with. Granted, I've only ever hosted with two others, but my experience with Dreamhost has been so good it's almost surreal. The few times there have ever been any problems, they have been very communicative and cooperative, and they keep adding to my disk space, bandwidth, etc., completely for free, without me even asking!
Added in 2012: I've barely touched this site in the last few years. Maybe someday I'll do something more with it... at least update the design so it doesn't look like 1997. Man, 1997 was a long time ago. It's bizarre what the Internet has become since then. It'll be even more interesting to see what happens now that the generation that grew up online is starting to come into their own.
That's all for the moment.
----Ron (email me)