About me

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford

Born in 1979, I’m a Linux Systems Administrator & Internet Entrepreneur from Antigua. My interest in the internet started around 1996. Curious as ever, I made the goal of becoming a web developer. I graduated from high school in 1998, after which I enrolled with NRI schools (of MHE) in Washington for a course in web development. In 1999 I started working with Antigua Online (Antigua Sun Newspaper), where I served as the Web Developer for the daily online version of the newspaper.

As an artist in pastels and watercolors, I also came up with the idea to market and sell my paintings online along with other artists in Antigua and thus created a website which sold these paintings.

Also in 1999, I created the website purehonda.com, which grew to have over 200,000 unique visitors per month and over 50,000 registered members. The site was also featured in 3 major US magazines ( Sport Compact CarSuper Street [2 times], and Honda Tuning). I sold PureHonda on Sept 10th 2001 just missing the burst of the dot-com bubble!

In 2004, I launched PinStack.com, a smartphone discussion community that supported users with news, reviews and forum help. This site was acquired in 2009, at which time PinStack was receiving over 2 million page views per month, with over 700,000 registered members.

For my next project, I purchased a much smaller website called Coolvibe which enabled me to combine server management, my love of art and website development. I kept Coolvibe for 1 year and more than doubled its monthly traffic to just over 1 million page views monthly. Most recently I sold altenergyshift.com. The website address is self-explanatory.

Additionally, from 1998 to 2007, I was employed full-time by ACT Antigua, AT&T and Cable & Wireless. New projects include Stacklinux.com and digitalart.io (update: sold it). However, recently most of my time is spent supporting existing Linux server clients. This is something I really enjoy but pulls me away from web development.

 

Notable mentions…

“Hayden, thank you for your image optimization suggestion. Millions of web surfers now get a faster web experience because of it!” - The Cloudflare Team

“Coolvibe is a site dedicated to showcasing the best and most inspirational digital art from around the web — be it science fiction, fantasy, retro, 3D, illustrations, vector art, and virtually everything else.” - 1stwebdesigner

“PinStack.com is a virtual playgroud where technology buffs network, trade advice and get the latest gadget news!” - Ottawa Citizen

“PinStack.com …a complete Blackberry guide!” - TheRecord.com

“For the extent of the problem [Blackberry Addiction], see the BlackBerry Addicts Confession Page on PinStack.com” - Newsday.com

“Pinstack, which is one of the more popular Blackberry forums…” - ZDNet.

“Purehonda.com is the distilled, 100% unrelenting Honda fix you need. If it were possible, we’d tell you to open a vein and pump the HTML directly into your bloodstream.” - Super Street Mag

“With all the vinegar and spice of a tabloid newspaper, Purehonda.com crowds an immense quantity and variety of information into it’s display page. There’s enough information and stimulation here to captivate the Honda/Acura addict for hours – if not days!… if you stop by we’re sure you’ll agree that Purehonda.com comes as close to achieving a “virtual community” for Honda and Acura partisans as anyone on the web!.” - Sport Compact Car

Listed multiple times as a top Honda enthusiasts resource in Honda Tuning Mag.

About me was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by Hayden James