Well, you're visiting my moniker domain, so you probably already guessed that I'm Alex Weber! I am a firmware engineer from Akron, Ohio with a passion for web development. This isn't my first website, but some of the functions and pages on here are about as old as the original one: alexweber.tk
While the old alexweber.tk is no longer around, it has been a big part of my journey learning PHP (I know), HTML, CSS, and even a little bit of jQuery over the years. I mean, my first web server was a broken Dell Inspiron 1545 with no screen - talk about humble beginnings! One man's trash, right? Well, it had an Ethernet port and a VGA port, and with a CRT monitor and access to the family router (and some creative liberties with the firewall), I had a server!
I first launched my website on October 10th, 2011, making it more than 9 years old! Since then, it has undergone many changes in design, it's seen dozens of registered users come and go, and it has even been subjected to thousands of hacking attempts from bots across the globe. Of course, a broken Windows 7 laptop wasn't going to keep this place running forever, so I upgraded to a full tower in 2017 with new hardware running on Ubuntu (a distro I hold in high regard). Nevertheless, I have made almost daily use of my webserver and its services a habit, as I have created several tools herein to improve my life and stay organized. Plus, since port 80 is already open, I figured I'd spend some time making a landing page to show off my labor of love (and often, frustration). Just for fun, I decided to make registration open to anyone (humans preferred) just to welcome all to my little sandbox of a domain. This isn't exactly a social network I'm running here, but you're welcome to poke around - hey, maybe someday there will be a reason to register!😉
Anyway, feel free to look around and check the place out, and you can send me a message with the "Contact" link if you want to reach out. Just be aware, I get more spam and hacking attempts through there than real inquiries, but it's just too funny to see how those guys keep slipping through my filter. Needless to say, I don't closely monitor my alexweber.me inbox - it's nothing personal if I don't get back to you right away.