Reallybored.net

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Entertainment website offering thousands of pictures, videos, and games.

  • Acquired for $400 in 2005. Rewrote the site in PHP.
  • Heavily customized CMS with hand-coded admin interface.
  • Generated over a million monthly unique visitors and 5 digit monthly profits at it’s peak.

Languages and tools: HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL.

Programs: Eclipse, Aptana, Photoshop.

What I learned: Gained experience handling tens of thousands of daily visitors and high server loads. Custom built caching systems that cut SQL calls by 90% and allowed sustainable growth without a complete rewrite. Handled a large advertising budget and social networking, as well as relationships with partner websites.

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