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by Shane Caraveo

Shane Caraveo, July 26, 2005

I've avoided it this long and but how the resistance fails...I've finally got a blog. Now the world will know the truth about my painful lack of spelling capability and inability to produce proper grammar. For the past few years...

I've avoided it this long and but how the resistance fails...I've finally got a blog.  Now the world will know the truth about my painful lack of spelling capability and inability to produce proper grammar.

For the past few years I've been working here at ActiveState, primarily on Komodo our Multilanguage IDE.  Komodo is built on top of Mozilla, using XUL, JS and Python.  I figure much of this blog will be related to that topic in some way.

In my past lives, I've worked on various things, including Wildcat BBS and PHP.  PHP is to blame for my reentry into software development.  After college I elected to not work in the computer industry and headed into working for small non-profits.  Of course that is a largely technically challenged area, and I ended up using my skills there to develop web sites...slippery slope...back to programming.  I got involved with PHP because it made database enabled websites extremely easy to do.  But I developed on windows..."no PHP? I'm sure it's easy to port."  And thus my long term love-hate relationship with the little language that could.  I much prefer Python because I'm an object kind of guy, but always go back to PHP for web work, which I do extremely little of these days.

Location Location Location.  I'm in Vancouver of course, love it.  Prior to here, I was here, there, everywhere...Miami for a couple years, New York (East Village) most of the 90's, and before that...Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Phoenix, St. George (Utah), Chicago, perhaps a couple other places.

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