really curious as to what brought you here. If you don't mind, please click here
and just jot down a word or two describing how you got here to baron_dot_com
Hi. My name is Joe Portman and baron.com is my personal domain.
In 1994 I started an ISP in Seattle named aa.net, but that's getting ahead of my
In 1984 I first started using Unix (Xenix) and I needed a log
in name. Before that I had always used minicomputers and big iron and my login
name was always 'theredbaron'. Well, Xenix had a limit on login names so I
shortened it to baron. Later on, I decided having my own domain name would be
cool, so I registered baron.com (and a few others). I've actually been active
on the 'Net since late 1984 when it was definitely 'geeks only'. :-)
I've had an interesting life, to say the least. In February
2000, I sold aa.net and my freshly minted CLEC pdgt.com for a rather large
amount and retired (or so I thought). It's been over 9 years since then and
I've done a few things:
Fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a pilot. I have my
Traveled extensively through the US.
Tried my hand at Day Trading, which was a mixed success.
Don't try this at home, kids.
See note 4 above, I took a six figure
bath in the Market. OUCH.
Before 1984 I was a traveling musician. I've appeared in shows
with quite a few stars and played in every western state (and a few east ones
too). I play guitar, fiddle, keyboards, drums, bass and a little bit of almost
any other instrument. It's a knack, what can I say. You can check out some of
my rough mixes below.
Click Here for a
few of my musical efforts
you Ebay? Me too.
I am looking for
new challenges (work) here is my resume.