I’ve been here for years. Ever since I first used the Internet back in the 90s, I got completely hooked. My parents weren’t too happy when they saw the $300 dial-up bill and decided to lock the computer room from me. I was devastated, and I thought the apocalypse was near. Then in 1997, cable Internet got introduced and I immediately persuaded my parents to get that so that we would pay a fixed price for unlimited Interwebz. My evil plan worked.
Since then I used the Internet to learn about software, hardware, and all other things related to tech. One of my friends introduced me to Red Hat 6.2 which immediately blew my mind. I dived right into the world of GNU/Linux and learned about servers and websites. I hosted my first website at our ISP which was back in 1999 or so. I published a site about extraterrestrial intelligence, which back then fascinated me. After that, I hosted some other site at GeoCities, and then in 2003 I created my sites using a content management system called Mambo, later known as Joomla). From 2005, I switched to using WordPress, and in 2010 I got hired at Automattic (the distributed company behind WordPress.com). That was the first time I started working remotely, and I fell in love.
I’ve always had the pleasure to get myself surrounded by intelligent and funny people. I looked up to them because they created valuable online content while I was looking on the sideline. Anyhow, that’s how it felt to me. Now many sites and social media accounts later, I feel that I have to raise my bar and start from scratch again. That’s why I’m going to focus on writing insightful content about (remote) startups. I don’t consider myself a good writer, but I’m sure that will improve over time.