The post immediately prior to this was a blank draft that I'd saved.
Apparently the original date gets used regardless, since I just published it today (August 29). That seems wierd and potentially wildly misleading, considering the life span of things published online!
Hassan has been involved in driving Web technology and user experience since 1994, developing the world's first dynamic Web site for Sun in 1995, and coining the phrase "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet", among other things.
Now he works primarily with Ruby on Rails while continuing to explore new languages and technologies.