Josh Catalfo was born and raised in California and has produced Club Josh since 1995.
He attended UC Davis where he received
his BA in Physical Geography. A thirst
to learn more about the cultures and the
people of the world, has sent Josh around
the world with his Gorn action figure
Josh has been a cartographer, surveyor, web designer, site
developer, project manager,
ride operator, and guest service manager. He has many hobbies and passions
including photography, movies, popular
culture, hazards geography, and cars.
Josh basically tries to keep up with the
goings on in the world, especially when
there is a natural disaster.
Mr. Catalfo currently drives a 2012 Toyota Prius v and hopes one day to be well off
enough to afford a BMW Z3 to go with it.
Josh has been featured in the following
Albuquerque Journal's AlbuQuirky News
Las Vegas Sun (Jan. 8, 1998, "Boldly
going... and going... and going...")
World Magazine (Issue 2.8, Nov 1997,
"The Life Cycle of DVD")
Josh has written for the following web
Josh has received several awards from the following organizations:
Themed Entertainment Association(TEA)
I started Club Josh the web site back in 1995, quite simply, because I was egged on by people at work and I really wanted to have my own page on the then brand-new world wide web. It was really taking off, despite the fact that most people had just a 14.4 or 28.8 modem (56k didn't hit until a few years later - weren't we lucky??).
I started with just a simple text page with some backgrounds and then over time added more and more content. As the years progressed, my interest and time available to keep up the site has waxed and waned. I think the peak in terms of diversity of pages was in 1998 or so and it was in 1999 when I moved to clubjosh.com that content started dropping off the site (mostly as a necessity as upkeep became burdensome).
The advent of a "Daily Update" in 2000 pre-dated most blogs, but sadly I was never prolific enough to make it more than just a hobby. One thing that has remained constant: My Gorn Page, which started in 1995, still receives new pictures whenever I travel. Despite not being reflected on the web version, I still write a travel diary whenever I travel. It's usually posted on my regular Daily Update blog, but it is available on the mobile site. One day, I hope to remedy that glaring neglect!!
What does the future hold? I don't really know. It is my dream that Club Josh will outlive me, and I just hope that when it does, certain pages of the site won't still be showing a last updated date back in the 1990's!!
Index: Most Recent Daily Update and Twitter Entries and Links to Sub Pages
The Gorn Page: World Travels of an Action Figure (a 1995 original)
Trip Diaries: Later addition and a bit stagnated, Trip Diaries from the Late '90s as well as links to my travel photos. This site swallowed the separate Disneyland Paris site when I moved to the new server and still causes a bunch of 404 errors from sites that have not updated since the 1990's. Soon to be updated with Current Trip Diaries which are on the mobile site
Jarrepalooza: Small Corner of the site that contains my Jean Michel Jarre collection - dates from the mid '90s and recently updated
Doingworld: Some ideas I had for a chain of theme parks dating back to an idea I had back in the '80s and a college mapping project. Could Use some TLC
Club House: Basically the About page, but fancier. Launched in 2002 and not much was done with it until 2011. Used to link to old party photos and such.
Cyber Surfin' Safari: Not sure why this page still exists. Destined for the Archive List below..
What's New Archive: All of the changes to the site dating back to 1995 for all the different versions (Mobile, Lite, PDA, Web)
Evolution: What the home page has looked like through the years. I only wish I still had the code for the older versions!!
External Sites with my content:
CafePress - The Club Josh Galleria
Long gone, but not forgotten sections of the site
Movie Czar Reel Reviews: I used to write Movie Reviews and send them via email to my friends. I actually won awards for them.
Charo's Party Pics: The forerunner of Charo.info, a small section that had photos from Cuchi-Cuchi Hawaiian Style
Friends and Family Photos: This section was the first to have my party photos in it and eventually led to the Club House after years of not being online. Now, most of these photos are not online, but a select few were revived on my Flickr site.
SeaGranite Video Archive: Back in the 1990s, I had my complete video collection listed with my notes for each movie. Seemed like a good idea at the time
Guestbook: Remember when web sites had Guestbooks??
Statistics: Remember when web sites had Hit Counters??
Resume: Remember when people just put their Resume online with all their contact information?
I love new cars! It's part of the reason I used to work for Edmunds.com, so here are pictures of the vehicles that I have driven.
1987 Toyota Corolla FX
1996 Honda Accord LX
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4x4
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2WD
2008 Honda CR-V LX 2WD
2012 Toyota Prius v Level 2