I was surfing, lurking and reading my friends’ blogs* one after another like I usually do. I was held up by Hiro’s profile and ended up reading everything in there, including the pets page (stupid Kameko who ran away). Then, I ended up reminiscing about how I started with all these web related stuff and even ended up with a web related job. XD
I guess I never blogged about it yet, but everything started when I was so goddamn BORED. Then, there was this teacher who told me, “You’re bored? I’ll teach you something that might interest you.” And so, she started typing something in the Notepad with the lines:
<body>Hello World </body>
She showed it to me and I went like, “WOOOOW! How did you do that?! That’s cool!” And then she told me, you could use Microsoft Front Page to start off with learning it. And so I did. For days I started clicking here and there to change colors and stuff at the design window while peaking at the codes so that I may know what to do later on until such point where MS Front Page can’t satisfy me anymore and so I started searching the net for more in-dept tutorials. My first site was in Geocities (uhm, yeah, I’m already blogging here using LiveJournal after I moved out of DiaryLand where my very first blog was). Then after, I met Kuya Enjay and he told me, “Why not buy your own domain rather than having it hosted?” Then after, I discussed with him things regarding domains and hostings and stuff. And after a week of brain cracking, I ended up with a name I really love and can’t let go no matter how many new names I thought of replacing it with – Beyond Eternal. And so, my very first domain got registered. =D I guess I shall keep the domain name until the day I die. Or maybe, I’ll have my children inherit the domain name too and to my grandchildren and to their children and grandchildren, thereafter. =P
‘Til now, I haven’t came up with a cheesy explanation of why I named it Beyond Eternal so my reason is always shifting from here and there. But the main idea of how I chose it is simple:
- I wanted a very generalized name that I could use even if I shift from different kinds of site and different kinds of layouts. This was my main concern because I know myself well enough that I get bored easily.
- I wanted the name with a word that depicts “boundlessness” to describe my (or a person’s) limitless capability to learn. We learn something new every single day and even if we spent our entire lifetime reading educational books, we can’t always know everything. There’s always a room for learning.
- And most specially, I wanted it to have a dark and elegant feel to it. Simply because I like anything elegant and dark at the same time.
Going back to my story, after that I used Beyond Eternal to try this and that. For wanting to create a better layout than the crappy old ones I used to have, I learned to click here and there too, using Adode Photoshop. And then, since I am a clean code freak, I learned the proper xhtml way and then later on came CSS to make my life easier with coding until such point that I wanted a simple guest book that have features exactly like how I wanted it to have that I learned PHP. Basic PHP is not that hard since I do have programming backgrounds and I’ve always been fascinated of how if else statements choose things depending on your condition and how for loops kept on repeating.
* As far as I was reviewing proper English for the Proofreading Guidelines for Eien no Shoujo that was long delayed due to my inevitable and most prioritized bad habit, procrastination, this is the correct form of it even though it looks stupid. And this is one of those simple yet stupid mistakes I always commit. I never get used to it. Geh.