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Reflections on the Internet of the 90s.


At Flatiron School, we’re currently learning about JavaScript and building our first JavaScript projects. The whole process, for me, has led to a nostalgic look back at the internet of the 1990s and early aughts. In the 90s, the world was just getting introduced to the “World Wide Web” and two companies were battling for dominance in the usage share of web browsers: Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and Netscape (Netscape Navigator). Their battle was the first “Browser War,” which lasted from 1995 to 2001.

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I miss Art. I miss the pre-pandemic days of viewing art in a gallery or a museum, and I miss the days of seeing dancers, musicians, and performers at their best. I especially miss art because I took an honest inventory of my life and acknowledged that my career as an artist wasn’t going anywhere. I decided to change things and I’m now enrolled in the Flatiron School Web Development Fellowship.

Coming from an art background, I expected coding to be completely foreign to me (and don’t get me wrong, it still is), but I am also experiencing a deeper…

As an Asian man, I see myself somewhat represented in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). However, as a gay Asian man (a “gaysian” ) that is part of the LGBTQ community, I don’t see much of myself represented at all and I’m hoping to address that as I embark on my journey to become a software engineer.

Paper-cut art I made for Pride 2019.

I’m gaaaAAYYYY

I just turned 37, and 8 weeks ago, I started my journey as a student in the Flatiron School Web Development Fellowship. I had been trying for over a decade to make a living as an artist, but I was…

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