This website is more or less just a place for me to play around with various web technologies: HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, etc. To the best of my recollection, this is the 7th major iteration.
Prequel: Some basic HTML with some Perl thrown in, hosted on my PC from home, and used the dhs.org dynamic dns service (mimicvii.dhs.org).
August 2000: Registered the mimicvii.com domain, signed up with a real web host, and started playing around with PHP.
Versions 1-3: A handful of phpNuke variants (phpNuke, myPHPNuke, and postnuke) with various hand written modules and customizations.
Volume 4: At this point I began going with a comic book volume versioning system. The frontend was simple HTML and utilized b2 (predecessor to WordPress) in an iframe for dynamic content.
Volume 5: Entirely hand coded, php frontend/backend. Supported drop-in modules and CSS themes. Utilized a news module with phpBB as it’s backend. Minus the phpBB portions, everything else was XHTML Strict compliant.
Volume 6: Laziness sets in and I go with a WordPress solution. Actually went to the effort of creating a custom theme which mimicked the look of Vol 5. This one sat on the web unused for nearly 2 years.
Volume 7: Laziness continues to prevail with an upgrade to WordPress 2.5+ and minor tweaks to someone else’s theme. An effort is being made however to keep this version current with bloggy, mind-spew-like content…