Why create this website?
I created this website to showcase the research that I have done in this particular field of study. I find that this field is fascinating and the results of that research may be of benefit to society someday.
Aren't you afraid that someone will steal your research?
There is always the chance of intellectual theft regardless of how you present your findings. I am not certain of what monetary value this research would have for others. This research is very specific and it's practical applications in the academic field seems to be fairly limited. Presenting these findings in this environment is, as with all such reveals, a calculated risk that I am willing to make.
How long have you been researching unicursal mazes?
Sporadically for several years although, since 2017, practically every day. If I had to hazard an accurate guess, I would write that I started my interest in unicursal mazes in 2010 although I can not guarantee that date. It may even be sooner than that although not by much.
How much time every day do you devote to researching unicursal mazes?
I try for 30 minutes to one hour every day for the "routine" tasks (the physical drawing of mazes, discovery of new original pairs, analysis of decision point distribution & cataloging of completed paths). Any extraneous amounts of time beyond those tasks but still connected to unicursal mazes (such as this website) are out of necessity for the most part.
Why only 30-60 minutes a day? Why not more?
Quite honestly, I used to devote a lot more time per day for the "routine" tasks. Devoting a lot of time for such tasks, though, results in errors being made and the feeling that the tasks are a "chore" instead of a pastime. Placing strict limits on how much I can do each day has hopefully cut down on errors and, also, psychologically relieves some of the pressure that performing said tasks were a "chore."
What is the "Holy Grail" of your research?
Originally, the "Holy Grail" was to find a single equation that a person could calculate in order to find the number for all of the original paths in any given size field. For example, let's say that you had a 5x6 field. Just knowing that it was a 5x6 field, you could use an equation to find all of the original paths for that field. At this point in my research, I firmly believe that such an equation does not exist. It exists for the 2xN fields and, for a brief moment, I thought that it existed for 3xN fields (more on all of that much later and elsewhere). However, all evidence currently points to it being a series of equations that I've only begun to discover and will probably never know the full extent unless I quit my job and researched this full time for the rest of my life or just get incredibly lucky.
Why the dull gray motif on your website?
I'm not a web designer by any stretch of the imagination. This website is somewhat like that old adage about wedding dresses: Something new, something old, something borrowed. Part of my problem is that a part of me is a perfectionist and I can spend hours on something that is entirely meaningless in the grand scope of operations but hinders true progress. There's an old quote from G.K. Chesterton (it's not like I worship the guy, I just like the quote) that I'm trying to implement more into my life: "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly" which is just an old-timey way of saying, "Just do it." If I had waited to design the perfect website before deploying it, it would never, ever be launched because there's always something to tweak and always something to change.
So what was the "perfect website" that you were designing?
Believe it or not, the first version of this website was to resemble an old-timey website that could have been straight out of 1997. It would've been half-website, half alternate-reality game (ARG) and it would've involved the web user exploring the website much like it was a computer game. The design was neat, special... And, because of feature creep and my own inabilities as an artist, completely unattainable short of hiring a professional web designer, not to mention the maintenance for the website itself. In the end, what you see is far more maintainable and direct with the user.
Have you made any mistakes so far in your research?
Plenty. Lots. Many. For example, I have found numerous original paths in previous fields that I thought that I had completed. I may even one day call attention to those particular paths.

However, you learn from your mistakes and you eventually settle on practices and procedures that produce far less (and, hopefully, no) errors. While no one (and nothing) is perfect, I'm far more confident in my unicursal maze research abilities today than where I was two years ago.
How has your methods changed over the years?
The biggest change, by far, is the switch over to computers. When I first started my research, it was mostly on scrap pieces of paper that I had at my workplace. However, as the fields got larger, drawing them all out on hand became very laborious and it wasn't a practical system. I now perform all of my research on the computer. A tiny bit of research is always done on paper because I have that resource available to me and it's incredibly convenient to quickly write a thought down. However, it's always than transcribed onto the computer for archiving.