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About the original author
Mike West is a philosophy student cleverly disguised as an experienced and successful web developer. He’s been working with the web for over a decade, most recently on the team responsible for building up Yahoo!’s European news sites.
After abandoning suburban Texas’ wide open plains in 2005, Mike settled in Munich, Germany where he’s struggling with the language less and less every day. mikewest.org is his home on the web, (slowly) gathering his writings and links together for posterity. He keeps his code on GitHub.