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ABOUT THIS PAGE

On this page, you'll find more information about myself (and my IT interests) and some technical data about the website itself (web hosting, domain names, statistics, news...).


MORE INFO ABOUT ME, WEBMASTER OF ARACHNOSOFT...

As you may already know, my name is Maxime Abbey. I was born on October 28th 1985 in Reims, in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France.

I made my first steps with IT when I was only 5 or 6. At this time - in the early 90s - PC games were running under MS-DOS, while Windows was just released in its 3.1 version. This version came with limited support for power-hungry games made for the MS-DOS environment: to work properly, they needed to be run from a "real" DOS mode. That's why I learnt, starting at the age of 6, to run my games from the DOS command-line environment, discovering, without being aware of it, the structure of a computer, consisting of folders and files we had to open and call to run a game or application.

Then, at the age of 11, tired of being a simple software user, wishing to be involved in their conception, I made my first steps in software programming. First, by learning the QuickBasic language, which was close of the Amstrad CPC's Basic Locomotiv integrated language I already experienced before. But, although being one of the easiest-to-learn IT programming languages to date, I had some difficulties to build my first fully functional projects.

It wasn't until two years later, aged 13, that I started to feel restricted by QuickBasic's narrow set of features. It led me to discover Klik & Play, and its attractive selling point: with it, anyone was able to create games without any required knowledge in IT development. At least, although being less rewarding than learning a language, I had a nice tool to create little projects with appealing graphics. As a result, I created new versions of two previous projects I made with QuickBasic: "Savoir son Age Précis" and "Calories et Menus".

Then arrived the 2000s, bringing a new revolutionary technology named Internet, which spread quickly all around the globe. With it, free web hosting offers arised lightning fast, allowing anybody interested by IT to create its own website, to share hobbies with a large audience. Back then, such websites weren't called blogs but personal webpages. This is how I created, aged 15, on December 4th 2000, my "personal webpage" which then hosted the five software projects I created using Klik & Play: "Savoir son Age Précis" (Precise Age Calculator), "Bill Kong King", "Calories & Menus", "Voit'Casse" and "Le Voleur, les Bourses et le Policier" (The Thief). It was a tiny website which had nothing common with the one you're browsing today...

A few months later, Achraf Cherti, a friend I met through e-mail a short time before, announced that he had developed a little software project to compose music with ease: FM-Song. Interested by the concept, and willing to fulfill a long-time desire to create my own music pieces, I tested this little piece of software, which, despite of its technical limitations, introduced me in the process of music creation. A dream I had since I played my first video game, something called Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System, which had a soundtrack I kept deeply in my memory... Progressively, following new version releases of the software, I composed some music pieces, thirteen exactly, between May 2001 and August 2002.

Meanwhile, I also discovered the Delphi development environment, which combined the ease-of-use of programming languages such as Basic, with the power of languages like C++. With it, I developed some other software between February 2001 (Rapid'Autorun) and May 2002 (Gloups 1.1) before coming back to Web development.

Effectively, in the end of year 2002, wanting my "personal webpage" to become a full-featured website, I discovered the PHP language. And, despite of an initial dislike for this language's syntax, I quickly took advantage of its benefits: in December of the same year, two years after its first release, the first PHP version of this website was online.

Since then, I had the opportunity to discover many other languages during my studies, which slowed down my own personal learning rhythm. And, since the beginning of my working life, starting in August 2006 as a Java/.NET/ASP/PHP developer, I keep using my growing experience to improve, slowly but surely, my own personal creations.

In the meantime, I keep working on music from time to time, with my set of faithful synthesizers... and I hope that I'll find the time, in the future, to work on new versions of my software.

Now that you have more information on my IT experience, you can also read the articles below, which will inform you about some technical aspects of this website. I also invite you to discover my other websites at http://maxime.abbey.free.fr, including FufuWorld, my website dedicated to French actor Louis de Funès.

As a conclusion, I'd like to remind you that your support is essential so I can continue to work on my free time. As a result, don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail, for any reason, by going to this page; any feedback is always appreciated!


Since December 2004: Celeonet
Since December 2004: Celeonet
January 2004 -> May 2004: FranceOnLine
November 2001 -> January 2004: Free, French internet service provider
December 2000 -> November 2001: MultiMania

Since December 2003: a .com address managed by BookMyName
Since December 2003: a .com address managed by BookMyName
June 2002 -> December 2003: a .com address managed by 1&1
May 2001 -> June 2002: an address in .fr.st offered by Ulimit

INFORMATION ABOUT WEBSITE'S COMPATIBILITY

This website has been designed for a minimal screen resolution of 800x600 pixels. However, higher resolution is recommended for improved browsing comfort; you can choose to view the website's pages with an automatic size, so they can suit your screen's display resolution.

It has been tested and optimized for Internet Explorer version 5.5 and higher, but also for Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari; the web pages being W3C-compliant, you should also be able to browse them with other web browsers, such as Konqueror or Google Chrome.

Be sure, however, that your browser supports and accepts Java language (JavaScripts included), Flash (this technology may be required by some parts of the website), as well as cookies (required to keep language and member account preferences).


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