USS Independence (CV-62) retired
The first site I ever created. While serving aboard the USS Independence as a Sailor first, and a JO second (Journalist), I discovered how HTML worked by looking at the source codes of CNN.com and The Washingtonpost.com. I'm not a programer, the web was just getting started in a way that made it simple to understand in 1997. Digital cameras for consumers were hundreds of dollars, the size of a brick and had less quality than a camera phone today. Armed with one of these bricks I set out to capture daily life aboard the Indy and created The Indy Notepad; it quickly became a popular tool for family and friends of the Indy to check in on their Sailor.