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Site being re-written... again. All subdomains & subsections/forums still up... Since nobody actually visits the front page, you won't even notice... Nor will you ever read this... however changing page queries to javascript instead of php will make 5+ get requests into 1... I like that sort of thing.


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GREG GRATS (GG) has been around for a loooooooong time, and I still don't know why it exists.

This site is hosted by me (Greg, GRATS, Groog, Garg, Grog, grets, or greggrats, I get called all of them, frequently.) on my servers, that I built. I host many tiny sections (mostly private) for people to learn, test web and database code they create. I am a big fan of learning pretty much everything I can get my hands on.

Everything on this site was written by me, from scratch (besides jQuery [which really isn't used in any place except one] and other obvious libraries like that) I dislike CMS systems (wordpress... being the giant) and lots of other bloated web software. They're good for their intended user base, and I recommend them to users who have no idea about coding. Everything I work on and write is unique to itself and much faster (and secure?) because of that.

This site constantly evolves, I've re-written it a many times as of this writing.. and I'm sure it isn't the last time that will happen. As I learn more I change the old stuff I knew, to make it better and faster... SPEED is a huge thing for me, for everyone, if a page takes more than 1 second to load, I frown upon the website. Especially with the technology around today.

I would say GG is a community of friends whom have known each other for many years through the internet and meeting in real life, as well as a private learning community. While there won't really be an open learning community ever to be around here, I have influenced and been influenced by hundreds of people through my forum and world travels over the past years, and hope to continue.

I believe everyone should learn how to code, it doesn't matter what language, it doesn't matter if you like it or not. While I myself know a few languages I don't like, and say I don't know them in order to not have to use them: Coding teaches you how to think in a different way, a skill set that can be used for everything.

Very strongly I encourage a person should have a strong interest in something, anything, and if they don't: there is a strong possibility I won't talk to them.

I have worked with different programming languages and operating systems (Linux/BSD/OSX/windows/Solaris) since (2002) I was 12 years old. Since then I have found a huge love for doing random stuff on the web, and designing different things.. along with a big fascination with databases and database design. These are my hobbies and they take almost of my free time. The other things I enjoy are camping, hiking, rock climbing... those sorts of things. I do not own a TV and haven't watched TV for more than a decade.

I am quite familiar with many operating systems, my favorites are Debian and FreeNAS.

I have been building computers since 11.

My favorite unproductive thing to do is post on forums. I don't watch TV and I extremely rarely play video games.

Skills: (coming soon!)

You can contact me in many different ways. However, to contact me on this page: You don't.