32.000 visitors got lost on ShamWerks.com!
We reached the 31.000 hits on december 8th, that means 1.000 visits in a little bit more than 3 weeks! Many thanks to all of you!
After Betty Jo Boals to celebrate the 30.000 hits, it's now Jackie Waldron who is featuring a chromed spark plug... She was Miss June 1949 in Hot Rod Magazine...
Click on her to see the original calendar!
ShamWerks.com keeps on developing... An RSS feed is available for you to keep informed of the latest news (think about using Firefox!)... A contact form is available as well... And still many more to come! Thanks for your interest... See you back soon!
The last real update of my site was made in late 2003... Since then, no real update happened on Da Sham's Webpage. Due to personal and professional issues, other priorities... And some laziness, I must admit!
But that's over, and the site changes its name!
Let's do some online archeology :
My first steps on the Web occur in '96 with a site named "Good Morning Net'naaaaam", hosted by Geocities... Which disappeared a long time ago, which is all but a big loss, believe me. (Edit 2016-05-23 : Actually, there's still a trace of it at Archive.org!)
October 1998, I give birth to "Da Sham's Webpage", the v1.0 being hosted at Citeweb, until late 1999.
January 1st 2001 appears the v2.0, on a new hosting site ; Free (God bless the freebox). The V.3.0 will appear on June 2003...
2006, 10 years after my first appearance online (er... I'm getting old!), here is the v4.0, and to celebrate this event, it even has it's own domain name : welcome on ShamWerks.com!
Gosh... 10 years online, sounds scary no??
This new version is made to be more dynamic, interactive... The ADSL having killed the RTC (56K R.I.P...), I can afford some heavier graphic content, nicer pictures ; 800x600 screens being rare today, I leave the old 760px wide design for 977px : sorry for the webdesign's purists, it was way to tight!
Technically, the site has been developed in PHP over a MySQL database... No typepad, no WordPress, no DotClear, everything has been done by hand! It may look like a strange choice, but it gives me more control and flexibility on what I'm doing, playing with some technologies (URL rewriting, GD, RSS, etc.)... Yes, being software developer helps a lot.
30.000 visitors got lost on this site since 1998...
Ok, gotta admit that this is not a fantastic score over a 8 years period, compared to some "trendy" blogs... But thank you anyway for your visits, and as required by the "online tradition", here is a pin-up to celebrate the event...
This is Betty Jo Boals, Miss August 1949 of Hot Rod Magazine, presenting a magneto.... She was 19 years old by then, so she is... 76 today!