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.

Concepts 🐝

  • Hardware
  • Networking

Skills 🐝

  • Windows
  • MS-DOS

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.

Tools 🐝

  • mIRC

Concepts 🐝

  • IRC
  • FTP

Skills 🐝

  • Troubleshooting

Languages 🐝

  • mIRC scripting language

2003: Online Gaming 🐝

  • Launched my own website, sporting the infamous guestbook.
  • Created several hubs for gaming clans.

Tools 🐝

Dreamweaver

Skills 🐝

  • Templating
  • Web hosting
  • Database management

Languages 🐝

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CGI
  • PHP

2004: Webdesign 🐝

  • 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

Resources 🐝

2006: My first client work 🐝

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

Skills 🐝

  • ShopFactory
  • Client interaction
  • Project management

Languages 🐝

  • JavaScript

2011: Started my own business 🐝

  • 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
  • jQuery

Resources 🐝

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.

Tools 🐝

  • Sublime Text 2
  • WordPress
  • WampServer

Skills 🐝

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

Resources 🐝

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).

Tools 🐝

  • VSCode
  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Task runners

Skills 🐝

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

Languages 🐝

  • Ruby (on Rails)
  • Liquid

Resources 🐝

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

Concepts 🐝

  • State management

Tools 🐝

  • Docker
  • TailwindCSS

Skills 🐝

  • JAMstack
  • Webpack
  • Nuxt.js
  • VueX
  • Single Page Applications (SPA)
  • Server-side Rendered Applications (SSR)
  • Flexbox

Languages 🐝

  • JavaScript ES6
  • Vue.js
  • Nuxt.js

Resources 🐝

2019: Infosec & Bug Bounties 🐝

  • Introduced to infosec and the world of bug bounties.
  • Started learning all things bug bounty.

Concepts 🐝

  • Owasp top 10

Tools 🐝

  • Burp
  • Tmux
  • Notion

Skills 🐝

  • Recon
  • Automation
  • CLI

Languages 🐝

  • Bash

Resources 🐝

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.

Tools 🐝

  • Eleventy
  • vim
  • ObsidianMD

Skills 🐝

  • OSINT

Languages 🐝

  • Nunjucks

Resources 🐝

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