Welcome to my playground. This site is where I test and experiment with what ever I am working on, be it graphics, design, programming or licking my junk.
Me: I am a web developer living in north Florida. I work for a management Consulting Firm for which I maintain their Intranet.. Inherited is more like it. All 1400 pages of heaping mangled spaghetti. My interests are in general web development and Rich Internet applications (RIA). I have been a professional web developer since the bad old days in '97 when we made websites with notepad. No really. I plugged in my first PC on May 20th 1995 and was employed as a web master in June 1997. I had my first computer job six months after I plugged in my first box.
So yeah... After a few failed businesses and being screwed over by an ex-best friend (do NOT go in business with friends), I took a job. Now that I don't have to struggle to run a business, hustle every month to pay my bills and watch my savings and credit rating go down the shitter I can now do what I love: Make websites.
This is the first website I have made for fun in over seven years. Now that I am a working stiff again I can justify in my mind making a website for fun.
I have several goals with this web site. One is to return something to the community by releasing the code I write for this site as Open Source Using the Apache License. To chronicle the development of the site on the site . Write the entire site using OO methodologies and, to the best of my ability, utilize best practices. I want to see if I can get away with having my entire database be abstracted by using ORM. This will give me an opportunity to play with Transfer and Reactor. To use Open Source or Free tools (as much as I can) to make the site. Except for Flex Builder and ColdFusion everything I use will be Free or Open source. I haven't decided yet if I will make it Blue Dragon compatible as I want to explore the new features of CF 8.