Kirk Brown is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over two and a half years. Since 1996, he has worked in every facet of the Internet, cobbling solutions to virtual problems out of Perl, PHP, Ruby, and Python. He has designed and built systems for national internet media companies, performed system administration for worldwide video game publishers, and helped tiny startups get off the ground. He continues to code for his own enjoyment, for his private consulting company, and for Sun Microsystems MySQL Division.
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