As a self taught person in computers and programming since 1983, I have enjoyed programming and creating whatever I could to keep learning. I started learning web development in 1998. I have mainly used PHP since 2000, but I have also have developed using: ASP, VisualBasic, Coldfusion, and Python Django. I enjoy learning new things, ideas, and concepts. I enjoy finding ways to do something better than the last time I did a project. As most developers may say when looking at code they did 10 years ago "What the heck was I doing?". Of course my only defense is that, when I started, there wasn't really such things as frameworks, but it has been a blessing to use them now.
In 2000 I was just starting to get my hands into Linux administration, and by 2004 I was creating my own servers with Slackware. Installing Apache, MySQL, Bind, DHCPD, and Sendmail just to name a few.
Most of all my skills have been primarily applications for use with companies. This involved making a functional front end, with developing the database schema for data. I am not ashamed to admit that I am not a high end Front-End developer, I will leave that to the graphic designers. However, I know how to keep it simple, and use increased security with forms. I am a fan of using 2 way encryption on certain fields to ensure data integrity and prevent form tampering.