Almost 7 years to the day I started with Atex I was laid off. Not a big deal, but I’ll admit it’s hard to leave the people you’ve worked and suffered with over nearly a decade without a bit of remorse.
This means that I’m finally free to speak. Long time readers of the Blog have probably noticed that details about who the heck I am have been obscured, as I always feared that my corporate overlords would find it and I’d be fired. Alas, no such worries anymore.
I’m Mark Cahill – I have been Corporate Webmaster for Atex for the past 7 years, and prior to that I was Webmaster for Pegasus Satellite Television. I have been a Webmaster since 1995, which is pretty much the dawn of the Internet. I am also the Managing Editor for Reel-Time.com – The Internet Journal of Saltwater Fly Fishing since about that time, and I also used to have a site called “Mark Cahill’s Fishing New England” which could be considered one of the first blogs ever created, in 1995.
While at Atex I was product manager for Internet Content Management for a product which was eventually killed, called “Omnex” – it was to be a truly revolutionary editorial content management system, and even though it was shelved in late 2001, some of it’s features are still not rivaled in any content management system available today, and I have evaluated many of them. Particularly, the product had an easily managed scriptable workflow that which would even today be considered state of the art.
Even though I continued on as Corporate Webmaster, I did have the privledge of evaluating and initiating a partnership with Ektron, developers of the CMS400.Net Internet Content Management system – a truly incredible CMS.
I used to write for the Worcester Telegram as an entertainment critic, and have about a decade of experience in Construction Project Management with The Stone Company, part of Dimeo Construction of Providence, RI. At one time, I owned a company called Markets Unlimited, Inc. in Hingham with my ex-wife. We manufactured a product called a scarf tube, which we sold primarily through QVC Network.
It’s been a bit of a stretch for sometime blogging in stealth mode. From this moment, that long dark night is now over. Oh, and if you need web design/development or content management work, I’m available.