some minor changes and updates
i've made a few changes to my about; i added a short description of what i would like to accomplish and in what manner i intend to use the money that i hope to earn here - just some details that i think are pretty important when trying to establish a working relationship. i will likely be making a few more tweaks and changes over the coming days just to get things cleaned up a bit more. 

on top of that i fixed my banner page. hopefully once i have some more content i can put up something a bit nicer than a cellphone shot of a work-in-progress, but i think it has a certain bit of charm as it is.