This website started many years ago as a few pages on basic hosting that I used to learn HTML.
Of course, I wasn't satisfied with the limitations of just HTML, so I upgraded my hosting and dove into PHP and MySQL.
I kept building projects in my spare time. Blogs, forums, basic file storage, and even the beginnings of a wiki were all housed on various corners of this website. Eventually I had refined my abilities to the point where I managed to get a job as a web developer, which I did for a few years before I left to dabble in mobile app development. I couldn't stay away from the web for very long, though, and so I switched to working as a freelance developer.
The original text for this page, written sometime before 2010, stated "Hopefully [this site] won't get consigned to the scrap heap any time soon". When it came time to retire this site, I couldn't bare to kill it completely, so this page will be a lasting reminder of a website that evolved along with my skills over the years. I've removed all of the projects, cleaned up all of the HTML and CSS, tweaked the design a bit, and made it more responsive. It's not exactly the same site as before, but that seems rather fitting for a website that was never really completed. Maybe the broom handle has been replaced a few times, and it got some new bristles along the way, but it's still the same old site, right?
(I decided to leave these here. I'm surprised that all of the links still work, to be honest.)
KoL is a good text-based game that's a great laugh and has a good community.
The wiki site for the Kingdom of Loathing, an invaluable source of information.
A good resource for web design, it's what I learnt with.
GreaseMonkey scripts can alter pages after they load to make them more accessible, change the appearance, or add functionality.
I found this a whie ago, it explains things well.