Ramblings On A Thursday

As I’ve mentioned here before and as noted in the about page, I do some freelance web site development in addition to my “day job” in scientific research. I’ve been doing the web thing for a long time. Well, it’s a long time in internet years. To give you some idea, I was designing web pages and writing code for them back when the idea of buying a book from this weird-sounding company called Amazon.com was a new and exciting experience. Not to get all Abraham Simpson on you, but I was doing this stuff back when Yahoo was still being run by a couple smart kids out of their Stanford dorm room. In my travels, I’ve done a lot of different kinds of work for lots of different companies. Some of them, like the late Long Island Savings Bank, have gone the way of all flesh. Some have moved well past the simple work I did for them so many years ago, replacing my code with newer ideas or newer technology. But some of the work I did years ago is still out there, in production. There are bits in pieces of my code scattered all over cyberspace like electric breadcrumbs. I still keep my hand in. I have about a dozen current clients. But these days I don’t actively market myself and I’m very selective about taking...

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