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Posted on 8th Aug 2015

I built my first website in 7th grade. It was terrible... Animated Flash headers, frames, bulleted navigation... It would look absolutely primitive by today's standards.

I tried again my junior year of high school. Having learned more about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, my effort was better but again still not enough. 

Finally this summer, I committed to diving head first into creating a website that would challenge and showcase my knowledge. I read over and over that projects were the only real way to learn and test skills, so I renewed my domain name, found a decent hosting service, and began designing my website. I found that I had the HTML and CSS background required to build a website years ago, but the design aspect was really the most challenging part. After experimenting with tons of layouts, I landed on the current design of my homepage. It will probably change in a matter of weeks.

Thoughts and ideas change over time, so this blog is mostly meant to be an online journal of whtat I'm thinking at the moment. I am most certainly not the best writer and I have little idea of what this website might become in the near future, but I hope that it might find some emerging purpose as I continue to add onto it.

For now, my current goals are to customize the CSS of my blog (most of the code was copied from an awesome but limited tutorial online), add a coments section, explore project ideas I have in the Sandbox, create a contact form, and continue blogging. 

 

René Descartes walks into a restaurant and sits down for dinner. The waiter comes over and asks if he'd like an appetizer.

"No thank you," says Descartes, "I'd just like to order dinner."

"Would you like to hear our daily specials?" asks the waiter.

"No," says Descartes, getting impatient.

"Would you like a drink before dinner?" the waiter asks.

Descartes is insulted, since he's a teetotaler. "I think not!" he says indignantly, and POOF! he disappears.

- David Chalmers