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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Tuesday June 02, 2009
06:05 AM

flash from the past

[ #39065 ]

While cleaning up my harddisk I stumbled upon the results of my first contract, a very small and static website. I'm not sure whether I did this in the summer of 1995 or 1996, but of course is looks totally awful. There was no Perl involved, only notepad and some basic knowledge of HTML. I cannot recall how I got that contract, but I think I basically got an email from a complete stranger who said that somebody told him I could "program" a website. I think I charged the now ridiculous low fee of 1.000 Schilling (which are ~70 Euros, but even if you take inflation into acount and say that 1.000 Schilling of 1995 are now 200 Euro, it's still cheap).

Anyways, of course I googled for the site and found it still up and running here. It looks quite similar to my original "design", but it seems to have been created using the HTML export function of MS Word. I assume the owner of the site just took my handcrafted HTML, opened it in Word, changed minor stuff, and exported it again.

Hm, should I contact him and ask him if he want's an upgrade to some Catalyst based DBIC powered CMS? :-)

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  • For being from -95, that's not too bad.

    Just using the then-not-yet-a-pattern of listing all sections (well, pages in this case) and highlighting the current makes it stand out somewhat.