Hohokam is a Portland, Oregon native who just
turned 40 (He thinks he might be in the oldest 1% of neoCities
users, he has no proof to back this up). As a rapidly aging
cyber punk, he spends his free time working on tech projects
around the house, collecting records, and wandering aimlessly
around the internet. This site is a collection of his projects
and ramblings. Hohokam was first online through BBS's back in
1988, and was able to talk his parents into getting him a modem.
Playing around with AoHell, he
and his friends thought they were super cool l33t
h@ck3rz. He got access to the web in 94 and never looked
back. Do not get him started on all the money he has spent on
building computers, or any other tech project he has worked on
in his nerd cave.
Hohokam first cut his IT teeth
working with the computer departments of the Parkrose school
system helping set up the new high school building's network
(ipx/spx. Netware!) for his first summer job (also played a lot
of Blood/Duke 3d
death match there). After college he worked on the deployment of
a large data center in The Dalles. Then he went to work on using
off the shelf tech kits to monitor the health of senior citizens
in Oregon. He currently works in healthcare IT. He probably has
a professional web page somewhere for people to look at.
Hohokam has a "Nerd Cave" filled
with random computer projects, hi-fi stacks, and the equipment
to maintain and fix it all. Here he pokes at the homelab, playing
with networks, SAAS projects, tweaking his gaming PC, and
playing with his Software Defined Radio kit. After getting a
third 8-bit Atari, he wants to collect the whole line.
Hohokam has a collection of Old Man hot takes
about modern tech and computing and will probably add them to
the Blogs section at some point. On the
whole he thinks things are better now then 20 years ago, but
wishes some features had survived to the modern era. He does not
think things were better when he was a kid.
This site is not a throwback to
the web of 90s, although I
do like the style. I've played around with different CMS
platforms and found them pretty annoying. I tried Hugo style
markup pages, and I found them kind of annoying too. Simple
static sites load faster, are easier to maintain, and are simple
to move from web host to web host. I enjoy the process of making
a static HTML page in a WYSIWYG editor.
I update it a lot, because I keep finding errors in my HTML pages that were made with silly errors. Most of the pages are made with the SeaMonkey HTML WYSIWYG Editor. The "whoishohokam" site has existed in some from since 2015, and my personal sites go back to Geocities in the 90s. I regret every internet post I made between ages 12-29.
I want to mention how much I like
Neocities. It's made spending time on the web fun again. I like
seeing all the fun and interesting stuff people are making, and
the warm community that has developed.
No facebook. No Twitter. Some Instagram (so a
bit of Meta.)
Use this to link to my site :)