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Somebody once twisted some wires and spun them between computers.
Repeating that resulted in a big network.
A world where anything is possible.
If you dare, that is...
Internet is a place for every person, every philosophy, every intention.
That includes you and your ideals.
Whether they concern openness, liberty and sharing, or earning money, or an intermediate form.
Anything is possible, as long as it agrees with rudimentary ethics.
You want to be different.
Of course you do.
Your internet-presence should excell by technical capabilities, and in presentation.
You lack the skills, but know what you want.
You need an advanced technician!
Do you know the difference between a hacker and a cracker?
A hacker makes things, a cracker breaks things.
So, the difference lies in ethics.
To be different, to do really crazy things, to come accross really creatively, you need to find yourself a hacker!
Electronic commerce is a complicated mixture of trust and mistrust, of security and flexibility.
It is also a profitable area for vague sales talk.
But is vagueness what you want?
Or do you need someone who's done it, built systems and payment processors, and experienced a growing online business?
Someone who has explored the edges of e-commerce automation in a world where nobody can be naively trusted?
Rick has been actively developing for the internet for a long time.
He specialises in making creative, fun and refreshing pieces of technology.
For example, his document generation center, and his wish list.
Furthermore, since publishing his BadRAM patch which makes Linux run smoothly with broken memory modules, he is commonly recognised as a hacker.
Finally, his experiences with Domain name registration and the underlying payment automation provide him with experience in practical e-commerce.