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From Our Founder & Lead Developer

I'm not going to bombard you with bright graphics, slogans, jargon, NLP sales copy, bullshit, and 657 techie things you won't understand in an attempt to wow you and justify my prices. I'm going to talk to you like a real person. I'm going to assume you're smart. I'm going to talk in simple terms anyone can understand. I'm going to be real with you, because there is an extremely short supply of that in the world today. If you want to be wowed by bright shiny things, have a look at some of the work I've done, listed at the bottom of the home page. When you're ready to get real, please read on...

I've been doing this for a very long time. I've been doing this since the beginning. I was one of CyberCash's first customers. Before most people even knew what the internet was, I was running custom code, built by my staff and I, to accept credit card payments over the internet. There is no one who has been at this game longer than I have, with one exception: They guys who wrote the original Pizza Hut "order pizza over the internet" code.

In the early 90s my staff and I, along with our hacker buddies, wrote software only when we had to, only when the tools we needed weren't already written, like building shopping cart software for CyberCash. By the early 2000s though, the "everything you need to run a business online" software companies started to pop up like Salesforce and Infusionsoft. These were great, at least in the beginning when times were simple.

By 2010 things got weird. You see when the internet was small, there were plenty of nerds like me to keep everything working, but as the internet became an "everyone is doing it" proposition, everything fell apart.

So many companies were online, like all of them. There literally weren't enough competent nerds to build and manage things anymore. Every company needed tech support agents and programmers to tie their software to every other company. In many cases, they didn't even know why they were doing this, it's just everyone knew they needed to be on the internet, they needed an app, and they needed and api, and most didn't even know what an api was. That didn't stop them... they pulled kids out of college with zero skills and a liberal arts degree to build that api... whatever that was... they'd figure that out later. And you, dear reader have seen the results of this firsthand, you know how bad this has gotten. How happy were you the last time you had to call into tech support? You're laughing right now... You know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm laughing with you, but it sure didn't seem funny at the time.

And all this was before the insanity of 2016, when we stopped hiring people in the tech industry because they knew what they were doing. Now people get hired because of "diversity," because of their skin color, or because they are gay, or "disadvantaged" (whatever that means). If you're an entrepreneur like me and depend on your company to pay your rent, buy food, and build a secure financial future for yourself, you don't care about a person's skin color. You don't care about their political beliefs. You don't care about where they were born, who they are sleeping with, or what they do in their free time. You care about one thing and one thing only: Can they write code? Can they build a website that will get the job done? Can they take your vision as an entrepreneur and build something out of it that makes money?

There are a few of us like that, but we're a dying bread, unfortunately. We've been at this so long that we've made every mistake imaginable. Seriously, I lost about $65,000 in 1996 because I made one mistake, a miscalculation. We understand that experience is what you get when you don't get what you want, and we've got lots of that. I'd never trade any of that experience for a participation trophy. I earned that experience, the hard way. I learned all the wrong ways to do things over many, many years, and because of that I now know how to get it right.

At the time of writing this, I've almost completed my third decade of building eCommerce websites. I'm not going to claim I know everything, because things change so fast in this industry, but I can tell you that I have experience and a proven track record that you're not going to find anywhere else (unless you can find those guys who built that original Pizza Hut website). Here's where I'm at now, and maybe we're a good match for building something incredible on the internet together.

Most websites blindly rely on a Frankenstein patchwork of other people's software, and most of that software is shit. Than unholy combination ends up needlessly setting money on fire, the only unforgivable sin. The Arsenal Platform is the result of what I've learned over the decades and all the code I've written to solve things common to all websites. I knew how to write better software, so I did. Now, I build on my own code. This makes our relationship simple: You describe the website, and I bring it to life. When you're working with someone who knows what they're doing, and who takes responsibility for the whole project, yes, it is as simple as that. If that's what you're looking for, I'm your nerd.

You can send me an email or try calling me right now at (888) 755-9421 (I work 25 hours a day, 8 days a week making things happen, or at least it seems that way) and we can talk about turning your idea into the next multi-million dollar internet business.

My name is Drawk, it's a pleasure to meet you.