Kaiss Bouali

Kaiss Bouali

I will tell you a little story about myself. When I was 11 years old, I got my first computer, it was a Pentium 1 computer with 512 MB of RAM with Windows Millennium Edition. I was using it to play MS-DOS games and GTA 1 (lol). Then I discovered the Microsoft Office suite. Among the software in the bundle, there was something called Frontpage. I was goofing around until I found out that it was for developing websites. I’m always curious so I thought to myself how hard could it be to create your own website? Six months later I was done with my first web page using the software with zero code whatsoever. But I had many issues that I did not know how to solve. The only way I could solve them is to go to the source code and try to manually change some numbers and then it hit me!

One year later I had learned HTML and CSS in full, started my first blog, and uploaded it in a free hosting website then called ifrance.com. I was so annoyed by the giant ad banner the hoster had at the top of every page so the only way to remove it was to link the hosting with a domain name. I started learning all about TLDs, DNS, FTP, and so on. I discovered a free domain service called www.c.la so I took one.

It was late 2004 and I was the only guy in my class, heck in my entire school to have his own website!

I was 12 years old, with a background in HTML, CSS, DNS, HTTP, TCP/IP protocols, and a little bit of graphic design. This is how my life and journey started, and I’ve never regretted a single moment.

I decided to open my own blog after 15 years of experience in web development, cloud computing, white hat hacking, networking, mechatronics, and software engineering and testing. This blog will allow me to give back to the community, especially because when I started, there was no Google, no Youtube, and no online learning.

However, to be able to afford the amazing web hosting I am currently using, I decided to add some advertisement to my blog, so be gentle and disable that AdBlock for me, or you can at least subscribe to my newsletter for cool stuff!

Cheers!