Well I know it’s been a long LONG time since my dark shadow graced the ‘halls’ of SP but I thought it was long enough and have decided to make a ‘command performance’ and stop back for a while.
You ‘old timers’ might just remember me while some of you young ‘whipper snappers’ are probably saying “who the heck is this clown?” Well for the later group I was known as the ‘grouchy old man’ even though ‘them that know knew better’.
So where the heck have I been? Well a ‘long strange trip it has been’, to say the least. I got really involved in politics (even though I still make a living throwing code at the wall) especially involved in Pa. (that’s Pennsylvania for you foreigners) gun rights and constitutional rights. And before you say it no I haven’t become one of those crazy tea baggers … this is closer to home.
So anyway, besides pounding out code, doing freebie work for several gun rights groups and sticking my nose in every politicians business life is pretty much the same. Managed to get my boy through college (thank god those bills are over) and am proud to say he started with Yahoo! on the 1st of February as a network engineer. He is at Yahoo! headquarters in Ca. until August for training and then will be working at their new green facility in Lockport NY after that.
Me? well I have kicked Java to the floor, I have seen the power of the new versions of PHP, especially combined with a Postgresql database, and haven’t written a line of Java in over 2 years now … so don’t expect me to have a repeat performance of “java guru of the year” any time soon!
But what I have become known for, and many will remember when I started this, is my ‘organic’ SEO abilities. You old timers (especially my sweety Hawk - no I haven’t forgotten you) will remember I began testing a specific method of building sites that combined all the SEO knowledge I had gained over the years and 100% ‘super lightweight’ tableless sites. Well I am proud to say it has worked time over time and I now have a steady clientele that are recommended by former clients specifically for this. While it took years to learn and re-learn my methods it has done some amazing things for clients and that’s what I want.
So I guess I’ve babbled enough, just wanted to say “hello again” and let the gang know I will be around for a while (again) … oh and to warn the newbs the ‘mean old man’ is back in town :goof: