Welcome

Welcome to the personal home page of web developer Clark Rasmussen. This isn't really an actively-developed site but you can find my blog, portfolio, resumé, and a handful of other things here. Links to my other sites are to the right.

My Blog

Flashback to 1997

Earlier today, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels tweeted out an interesting look into Amazon’s past.

Now, there are lessons to learn from that letter and I don’t want to overshadow that, but there’s one line of nostalgia I just can’t get over.

Among the measures by which Amazon had improved in 1997, the following was listed:

We established long-term relationships with many important strategic partners, including America Online, Yahoo!, Excite, Netscape, GeoCities, AltaVista, @Home, and Prodigy.

That’s a lot of names of things that used to be huge, most of which no longer even exist.  I’ve got a soft spot for GeoCities, specifically, as the site that is now DetroitHockey.Net lived there for quite awhile and saw a ton of growth.

As I said, though, there are lessons to learn.  All of those companies were Amazon’s “long-term … important strategic partners.”  And Amazon outlasted nearly all of them (only Yahoo retains any kind of influence, though AOL limps along).

My Projects

DetroitHockey.Net

DetroitHockey.Net is my long-running tribute to the Detroit Red Wings, where I do a lot of writing about the team as well as post photos and stats.

O6 Web Services

O6 Web Services is my web development and hosting company. My professional portfolio can be found on the O6 site as well as ways to contact me if you need work done on your site.

Me on Twitter

RT @antonbollen: Not everyone likes what you're doing. That's how the Internet works.

7/25/2014 - 4:26 PM

"I've checked three times and I'm definitely not on The Onion." - @NetGoddess

7/24/2014 - 1:42 PM