Where to begin? The story starts a long, long time ago, back when the first Dot Com bubble was building, and I had just graduated from college with one of the two least lucrative degrees one can get – History.
Armed with witty banter and a desire to live in San Francisco I promptly found a job at a gay home rental agency during one of the worst housing crunches in SF history. And while $11/hour was a step up from the fat bank of work-study, it wasn’t enough to keep me down on the farm.
So, I got a job at a puppet company. And while it might seem like an odd place to bloom, okay, bloom is a strong word for what actually happened, it was at this job I discovered my love of technology. I still remember the moment when I learned to send messages to users through the Novell network (this was back in the days of Windows 3.1 – actually, it was in the days of windows 98, but the people at this company weren’t rushing into upgrading) and brought our financial guy screaming out of his back office because he had no idea what had just happened to his computer. From there, I took apart computers and put cards in them, and then I discovered HTML.
Needless to say, I never looked back.