Some years ago (around 2000), I had the domain www.pixic.com but when I was going to
move it from www.godaddy.com to another host, GoDaddy claimed that I had to wait until the contract expired and then move it
to the new host. To make the story short, suddenly Pixic.com was owned by someone else and I couldn't use it anymore.
When I checked the site, it was just up for sale and no real content. It was priced $60k.
I check it every now and then, and some years ago it actually had some content, which looked like a Camera store and now (February 3, 2014), it is still up for sale, but potential buyers can make an offer.
Since a long time back I wanted to learn Server Side programming and when I started to read Database Course in
Computer Engineering (Bachelor program at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden), I felt it
was time for me to start up a new dynamic site.
As you have read under heading Dynamic site, I wanted to learn Server Side programming and as my web hotel supported PHP and also has been one of the favourite web programming languages of my brother, I thought it was a good language to start with.
I started very simple by learning the basics of PHP and MySQL, just to create some data tables in MySQL, connect to the database through PHP and echo it out on a web page. Then I wanted to have a Login functionality and followed a very easy one, without encryption, and got it to work. Since it wasn't secure, I learned PDO (PHP Data Objects) and how to crypt passwords and secure login.
Since then, I have also implemented some other existing "plugins", such as
Another purpose is of course to have something to show companies that I actually can do things, i.e. not only written on my CV.
I want to show that I can implement existing plugins/APIs as well as build my own.
An example of building my own is the Pixic.se Backlog.
Currently (February 3, 2014) I have one page where you can see my backlog sorted by In Progress, Backlog and Published and then I have another page which is still in development. The new page (which will supersede the old one), will have a filter function, where you can filter out entries on
Around half a year before I started development of Pixic.se, I started to track my own weight since I needed to lose some weight. Therefore another purpose of the site was to visualize my progress.
Since then I have also been worked out some and have tracked it using Endomondo, but I still want to have my own tracking and be able to join information regarding my weight with work out. Therefore I will further develop the database with tables and set up some nice visualization for it as well.