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My love for computers began in the 90s, but my love for coding became evident to me in the early aughts. Sure, I had made fanpages for Professional Wrestlers and helped run music magazines for teens, but those were projects for everyone else— not intensely personal sites born of love. Around 2001 I started seeing a lot of other teenagers with their own domains. They had blogs, hostees, guestbooks, blogrolls, custom layouts made with pirated versions of Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop, tiny 8px fonts, bright colors, and were all unique. I still remember the one that really made me want my own: gleeb.com. Gleeb was run by another teenager named Melissa. Her layouts were always clean, she liked the same music as me, and had really cool hostees (a host/hostee relationship is where you lend out your shared hosting space to your online friends, giving them their own subdomain), needless to say — I was inspired. My Angelfire and Geocities days were fueled through haphazardly put together Frontpage sites, combined with

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### Keybase proof
I hereby claim:
* I am rachelnicole on github.
* I am ohhoe (https://keybase.io/ohhoe) on keybase.
* I have a public key whose fingerprint is BE84 5044 3B50 A48C 6FC3 4AFB 18FA 9C60 E782 C480
To claim this, I am signing this object: