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1994: My first personal computer 🐝
- My first introduction to the personal computer.
- Quickly became familiar with Windows 3.11 and MS-DOS.
- Taught myself concepts, such as networking and hardware, through trial-and-error.
2002: Internet Relay Chat 🐝
- Made small games, bots, and utilities using the mIRC client.
- Provided support, both on- and offline, addressing various computer issues.
- Had my first encounter with infosec.
- mIRC scripting language
2003: Online Gaming 🐝
- Launched my own website, sporting the infamous guestbook.
- Created several hubs for gaming clans.
- Web hosting
- Database management
2004: Webdesign 🐝
- Improved front-end skills, with a focus on design.
- Learned about pattern creation, and vector graphics.
- Notepad ++
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Slice PSD
2006: My first client work 🐝
- Started making websites for friends and family.
- Build my first e-commerce store.
- Client interaction
- Project management
2011: Started my own business 🐝
- Founded web development business.
- Learned jQuery with interactivity as my goal.
- Became familiar with CSS3 and HTML5.
- Sublime Text
2012: Search Engine Optimization 🐝
- Sarted to learn more about Search Engine Optimization, and offered it as a service.
- Started using WordPress as my go-to CMS, because of its wide adoption, and customizability.
- Sublime Text 2
- On/off-page SEO
2015: Ruby (on Rails) 🐝
- Picked up Ruby (on Rails), on the recommendation of my mentor; It enabled me to build REST APIs and minimum viable products rapidly.
- Started automating, using Rake.
- Became familiar with Shopify, their API, and templating system Liquid.
- Started using a Linux VM for my development work.
- Integrated git into my workflow (aha-erlebnis).
- Virtual Machines
- Linux (Ubuntu)
- Task runners
- REST API
- CRUD MVPs
- Ruby on Rail
- Ruby (on Rails)
2018: Vue.js & Nuxt.js 🐝
- Set out to learn Vue.js, to be able to build modern user interfaces, and single-page applications.
- Picked up Nuxt.js in conjunction, as a framework for universal applications.
- Became familiar with TailwindCSS
- Itroduced to Docker
- State management
- Single Page Applications (SPA)
- Server-side Rendered Applications (SSR)
2019: Infosec & Bug Bounties 🐝
- Introduced to infosec and the world of bug bounties.
- Started learning all things bug bounty.
- Owasp top 10
- Jason Haddix’s - the Bug Hunter’s Methodology
- Peter Yaworksi’s - Web Hacking 101: Hacking Pro Tips
- STÖK’s YouTube channel
- Nahamsec’s interviews
- OWASP Application Security Verification Standard
- Tom Hudson’s (tomnomnom) talks and interviews
2020: Embraced the CLI 🐝
- Improved my workflow by using vim, Tmux, and Linux with a tiling WM.
- Enamored of open-source intelligence, I decided to delve in deeper.
- Started bug bounties, helped numerous companies resolve severe vulnerabilities.
- Grok *NIX, Bash, Linux, and vim.
- (Finally) build my own website, using Eleventy.
- Started using ObsidianMD to build my second brain.
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