The history of NatesDawgs.com
I started NatesDawgs.com when I was a freshman at UGA. The site has evolved in many different ways over the years, in fact, I only took on the name 'NatesDawgs' in 2005. Prior to 2005, I hosted my site on my local computer for a few years, and before that it was hosted on my Dad's Mindspring webspace.
This site exists today for the same reasons I initially created it. Obviously, I am a HUGE Georgia fan, and I really like having a way to express that, other than just hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers and ticket stubs. Another reason for this site is that it gives me an interesting way to exercise my computer skills. I have a programming degree, but I work in business and rarely use any real programming skills. My website offers me the ability to try out new things and keep my programming knowledge from completely eroding. This is also the reason that you will see major overhauls in the site periodically. I typically try to keep my site easy on the maintenance (because I am so busy), but every couple years I get the itch to rewrite major pieces. I scratched that itch most recently in April 2011 with a complete site re-design.
I love hearing from people who have visited my site. I appreciate positive comments as well as any criticism anyone may have, so don't hesitate to shoot me a message. Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back often to check out new blogs, updated stats and any new videos that I may have added to my playlist. If you'd like, click here (Internet Explorer only; press Ctrl-D for Firefox or Chrome) to add me to your bookmarks!
And, of course, GO DAWGS!!
I am originally from Social Circle, Ga. I was enrolled at the University of Georgia from 1998 to 2002. While in Athens I fell in love with the town, the school, the football, the beer and my future wife. In my spare time, I somehow managed to earn two degrees (math and computer science). I'm now blessed with a beautiful family, though my responsibilities rarely allow me to get back to Athens. I try to make it to at least one game a year, but hopefully that will increase when my kids get older.
I'm an AllState agent. http://agents.allstate.com/joe-m-baker-kennesaw-ga.html