I'm 5 years old
28 November 2008
It looked okay in Mozilla Firebird, but I carefully checked it in Internet Explorer 5 again. All of the floats seemed to be shepherding their content perfectly, so I uploaded the final version of my CSS file.
I can't decide whether five years is a long time or a fleeting moment. But i do know that a whole lot's happened to me in that period. Sometimes it's hard to say exactly how you ended up at the present – so many opportunities, so many choices that can divert the flow of life – but sometimes there's genuinely life-changing moments, and I consider this website to be one of them.
It opened up a whole new world to me and introduced me to friends that I now count amongst my dearest. It also to some extent gave me the professional success which I now enjoy. But really, most of that has been because of the people I've met along the way. People who selflessly serve the community that we're a part of. People that are always there to help you out with patience, knowledge, and understanding.
These are those people: (in a particular order that no one else will get)
Michael Koukoullis, Doug Bowman, Andy Budd, Andy Clarke, Johan Edlund, Andrew Fernandez, David McDonald, Woric Faithfull, Russ Weakley, Peter Firminger, John Allsopp, Lachlan Hardy, Des Hardy, Olly Betts, Matt Magain, Cam Pegg, Nigel McFarlane, D. Keith Robinson, Dave Shea, Joe Clark, Dean Jackson, Priscilla Weller, Gian Sampson-Wild, Amit Karmakar, Dan Webb, Simon Mackie, Kevin Yank, Mick Chmielewski, Andrew Green, John Oxton, Maxine Sherrin, Tim Lucas, Andrew Krespanis, Lucas Chan, Pete Ottery, Eric Meyer, Molly Holzschlag, Lisa Herrod, Lindsay Evans, Lisa Miller, Cheryl Lead/GledHill, Scott Gledhill, Dan Boud, Dustin Diaz, Jeremy Keith, Richard Rutter, Jon Hicks, Ian Lloyd, Jan Brasna, Cindy Li, Mike Davidson, Aaron Gustafson, Jeffrey Zeldman, Anson Parker, Patrick Griffiths, PPK, Stuart Langridge, Simon Willison, Mark Norman Francis, Christian Heilmann, Andrew Edwards, Dmitry Baranovskiy, Craig Sharkie, Derek Featherstone, Miles Burke, Myles Eftos, Kay Smoljak, Megyn Carpenter, Simon Wright, Lachlan Hunt, Mike Brown, Natasha Hall, Jina Bolton, Jonathan Snook, Sally Carson, Chris Mills, Rob Weychert, Jeff Croft Carl Camera, Carla Hackett, Diana Mounter, Jason Crane, Ben Askins, Earle Castledine. And, of course, my family.
Thank you all for helping me understand that the most powerful thing in life is passion.
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