I have been spinning poi and teaching others to do so since 2000. Towards the end of 2002 I started work on spherculism. The goal was to pull together all the geekiest technical poi spinners around the world and work hard at taking poi to crazy new levels. The first thing to do was to create a web presence. I used phpNuke with a phpbb message board in the early days, mainly because the company I worked for used this system so I had some experience of it.