1994: Introduction 🐝

  • My first introduction to a personal computer.
  • I was fortunate enough to have several mentors as I became familiar with Windows 3.11 and MS-DOS.
  • Became familiar with basic computing concepts such as networking and hardware.

Skills 🐝

  • Windows
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • MS-DOS

Game 🐝

  • The incredible Machine
  • Prince of Persia
  • Lemmings

Movie 🐝

The Lion King

Music 🐝

  • 2 Unlimited - Real Things

2002: mIRC 🐝

  • Made small games, bots, and utilities using mIRC.
  • Provided support on- and offline addressing software and hardware computer issues.
  • First introduction to infosec.

Tools 🐝

mIRC, FTP

Skills 🐝

  • Windows
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Troubleshooting
  • Networking

Languages 🐝

mIRC scripting language

Game 🐝

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Movie 🐝

Good Will Hunting

Music 🐝

  • Dr. Dre - Chronic 2001

2003: Gaming clans 🐝

  • Launched my own website sporting a guestbook.
  • Created several hubs for gaming clans.

Tools 🐝

Dreamweaver

Skills 🐝

  • Templating
  • Web hosting
  • Database management

Languages 🐝

HTML, CSS, CGI, PHP

Game 🐝

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Music 🐝

  • Notorious BIG - ready to die

2004: Front-end and graphic design 🐝

  • Improved front-end skills with a focus on design.
  • Learned about pattern creation and vector graphics.

Tools 🐝

Notepad ++, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Skills 🐝

  • Design
  • Slice PSD

Languages 🐝

HTML, CSS

Resources 🐝

  • Jeffrey Way
  • Chris Spooner
  • Veerle Pieters

Game 🐝

World of Warcraft

Music 🐝

  • 50 cent - get rich or die trying
  • Justin Timberlake - Justified
  • Lil Wayne - Da Carter III
  • Kanye West - The College Dropout

2006: First client work 🐝

  • Started making websites for friends and family.
  • Build my first e-commerce store.

Skills 🐝

  • ShopFactory
  • Database management
  • Client interaction
  • Project management

Languages 🐝

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Game 🐝

World of Warcraft

Music 🐝

  • Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang
  • Kayne West - Late Registration

2011: Became a founder 🐝

  • Founded web development business.
  • Learned jQuery with interactivity as my goal.
  • Became familiar with CSS3 and HTML5.

Tools 🐝

Sublime Text

Skills 🐝

  • Drupal
  • Magento

Languages 🐝

HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery

Resources 🐝

  • Thoughtbot
  • Lynda
  • Handcrafted CSS - Cederholm Marcotte
  • Tuts+

Game 🐝

Aion, League of Legends

Music 🐝

  • Little Brother - Minstrel Show

2012: SEO 🐝

  • Upon client request started to learn more about Search Engine Optimization and offer it as a service.
  • Started using WordPress as my go-to CMS because of its wide adoption and customizability.

Tools 🐝

Sublime Text 2, WordPress, WampServer

Skills 🐝

  • CTA
  • SERP
  • PPC
  • On/off-page SEO
  • Backlinking

Languages 🐝

PHP

Resources 🐝

  • Moz
  • Matt Cutts
  • Yoast
  • Various forums

Game 🐝

League of Legends

Music 🐝

  • Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

2015: Ruby (on Rails) 🐝

  • Picked up Ruby and Ruby on Rails on the recommendation of my mentor. It enabled me to build REST APIs and minimum viable products.
  • Started using Ruby for automation with Rake.
  • Became familiar with Shopify, their API, and templating system Liquid.
  • I started using a Linux VM for my development work.
  • Integrated git into my workflow (aha-erlebnis).

Tools 🐝

VSCode, virtual machine, Linux, task runners

Skills 🐝

  • Git
  • REST API
  • CRUD MVPs
  • Ruby on Rail
  • Shopify
  • SASS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Gulp
  • Grunt

Languages 🐝

Ruby, Liquid, JavaScript

Resources 🐝

Sam Ruby - Agile Web Development with Rails

Game 🐝

ArcheAge

Music 🐝

  • Jay-Z - The Black Album
  • Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

2018: Vue.js & Nuxt.js 🐝

  • Set out to learn Vue.js to build modern user interfaces and single-page applications.
  • Picked up Nuxt.js in conjunction, as a framework for universal applications.

Tools 🐝

VSCode, Docker, TailwindCSS

Skills 🐝

  • JAM stack
  • Nuxt.js
  • Webpack
  • State management
  • VueX
  • Single Page Applications (SPA)
  • Server-side Rendered Applications (SSR)
  • Flexbox

Languages 🐝

JavaScript ES6, Vue.js

Resources 🐝

  • Nuxt.js - Vue.js on Steroids by Maximilian Schwarzmuller
  • Nuxt.js documentation
  • CSS tricks

Game 🐝

Path of Exile

Music 🐝

  • J. Cole - KOD
  • Pusha-T - Daytona
  • Meek Mill - Championships

2019: Infosec & Bug Bounties 🐝

  • Introduced to infosec and the world of bug bounty.
  • Started learning everything about bug bounties.

Tools 🐝

Burp, PostCSS, Tmux, Notion, bug bounty tools

Skills 🐝

  • PostCSS
  • Owasp top 10
  • Recon
  • Automation
  • CLI
  • CSS Grid

Languages 🐝

Bash

Resources 🐝

  • Jason Haddix’s talks
  • Stok’s YouTube channel
  • Nahamsec content
  • OWASP
  • Peter Yaworksi’s interviews
  • Tom Hudson’s talks

Game 🐝

World of Warcraft: Classic

Music 🐝

  • Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
  • Your Old Droog - Packs
  • Benny the Butcher - The Plugs I Met

2020: Embrace the CLI 🐝

  • Improved my workflow using vim, Tmux, and Linux with a tiling WM.
  • Enamored of open-source intelligence decided to delve in deeper.
  • Started bug bounties helped numerous companies resolve severe vulnerabilities.
  • Grok *NIX, Bash, Linux, and vim.

Tools 🐝

Eleventy, vim, ObsidianMD

Skills 🐝

  • Osint

Languages 🐝

Nunjucks

Resources 🐝

Game 🐝

Bug bounty

Music 🐝

  • Benny the Butcher - Burden of Proof
  • Joey Bada$$ - 1999
  • Conway the Machine - From King To A GOD

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