My name is Rick Osborne and I’ve been doing web work since 1995-ish.
I started off doing CGI scripts in C++, which is just as horrible as it sounds. I moved to Perl over Christmas break of 1996, and then ColdFusion in 1997. I’ve been doing CF pretty much full time since then, with a few brief stints of ASP and JSP along the way. I’ve also written a few ISAPI extensions and filters in Delphi and C++, most of which you’ve probably never heard of.
When I’m working on applications programming instead of web stuff, I’ve done a few things in Delphi, Visual Basic, and C++. I wrote TorrentSpy (the application, not to be confused with the website of the same name) back in 2003/2004 once in Perl/Wx and then again in Delphi. I even wrote a little app called Siggy in Visual Basic so far back in the 90’s that I don’t even remember how old it is.
I’ve also contributed code to several Open Source projects, including Mozilla and BitTorrent.
When I’m not coding, which is rare, I’m probably rock climbing, biking, or running.
Why should you listen to anything I have to say on this blog?
You probably shouldn’t.