What's this all about?
The story goes like this...
I used to own this domain. I made the mistake of letting it expire. Some jerk poached the domain name and kept hold of it. They refused to release it unless I purchased from them for some few $1000. There was no way the domain was worth that much to me, so I abandoned it.
This goes back some 15 years ago, or something...
Recently I was talking about that situation again and figured it was time to see if the domain had been freed up. It was!! So I bought it again. And now, since I'm in a way better position to maintain these sorts of things, I'm holding it forever!
As of this moment - 2020-04-18
We are all in the middle of a shut-in due to the COVID-19 outbreak. So I'm taking advantage of the time to clean some things up across all of my sites, including this one. This page is nothing but a landing page. But it is also the primary landing page for the host from which all of my client hosting runs. For the past couple of years, all of my client sites were hosted on the same server with my primary portfolio - just like this was. Now it is on its own dedicated environment, and all clients have come along as well.
So why the change?
I'm glad you asked... I'm sure you're familiar with SSL, right? For those that aren't, the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate is linked to a website and lets the user know that browsing there is secure. Thus you will see the location line says HTTPS rather than HTTP. Or worse, a big red NOT SECURE. That is the reason for the switch. I needed to have all of my sites and my client's sites running on SSL.
The reason I had to change servers was that my previous host was just too expensive. If I wanted to add on SSL to all of my sites, it would cost WAY more than I could afford. And the host was not willing to budge on that. Even when I said to them, "You know, your competition offers the exact same service for less, and offers SSL for all sites included in the fee.", they refused to budge. So I bailed. I created a new account, a new environment, and ported all of my sites out of the old host and into the new one.
So what else happened?
In the time since this all happened, and getting up to speed as of today, I have maintained my company and have been doing business. A few years ago, I purchased a shorter version of this domain name and rebuilt the entire brand based on that.
So today I am doing business as Dpoisn LLC. Yes, I actually made my company legit. And business is going really well.
What does the company do?
Web design and maintenance
Android App development
iPhone App development
Continued building my portfolio
Here are some good examples of the sorts of work I've been doing over the years
The original site is still around and has evolved considerably over the years. Still always adding new stuff. Like all the time.
I expanded my business to handle web hosting on my own rather than having my clients create new hosting accounts elsewhere. Now all clients have SSL.
I started with Android first, added iOS later. I have 20 or so apps on the various stores now!
A site dedicated to news satire. Also an excuse for a pretty cool data driven app. For the most part I try to remain anonymous as the author.
Twitter Bots. There is a whole story here... Just read the story.
I got into the whole Cryptocurreny thing, and decided to create a blog to tell some stories about it.
A few words about this template...
This particular template is absolutely awesome. It's clean and nice looking. It's great for a single page information site like this.
I totally horked the template from some other internet person who claims to be great at being a "Code Rescue Guru", or some nonsense.
I mock this person because their entire internet presence was this page. And this page was generated using some WYSIWYG system. So there were coding errors, orphaned tags, super-long IDs on elements like "you-need-a-world-class-expert-to-help-you-build-the-best-technologies-for-your-business", bullshit stock graphics, etc... All things that a Code Rescue Guru would immediately clear out of sites they were trying to rescue. They sure as hell wouldn't leave nonsense like that in their OWN site that is advertising their service!
But I couldn't deny that I really liked the layout a lot. So my version is here...
If I think of anything else it will go here
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