Happy Birthday, Brian Alvey
On this day in 1970, Brian Alvey was born in Falls Church, Virginia. After a misspent youth working for professional gamblers, he straightened up and started building web sites in the early days of the World Wide Web, performing back-end wizardy for everybody from Business Week and TV Guide to e-publishing pioneer BiblioBytes. Not content with computer work, he was also the art director for Cybersurfer magazine and The Silicon Alley Reporter.
Most recently, he cofounded Weblogs Inc., the folks behind Engadget, Cinematical, and TMZ.com; he was the chief architect of Netscape; and he’s started up a little company called CrowdFusion which does all sorts of neat stuff. And with all of that, he’s still found time to help run ComicMix.
Happy birthday to him and to his lovely wife Niki, who shares a birthday with him as they share so many other things.