The first time I tapped on a computer keyboard I was hooked. That was the early 1980s when my grade school class was introduced to BASIC. Since then I’ve used all sorts of computers and systems, from airline reservations and cargo manifesting to animation and web development. I’m a huge fan of open source (I have all their albums) and I love keeping old tech running longer than intended. I’m a huge computer science nerd. If you’d like to join me, I’ll be writing here about my projects, studying, experiments and general geekery.
- Coding Journey UpdateI first started learning to code in grade school – which is not that strange these days but in 1982 it was pretty groundbreaking. I wrote more about that on my dj-codes site. I started coding again in the early days of the web. I created sites from scratch and tinkered with HTML wherever I… Continue reading Coding Journey Update
- How I choose to link my reading listIf you’ve ever checked out my Now page, you’ve seen my monthly reading list. Sometimes everything changes and other times it looks like I take months to read the same book. That’s because sometimes it does. Sometimes I give up on a book that’s not really happening for me. No guilt. I read for pleasure,… Continue reading How I choose to link my reading list
- Learn Emacs and you could totally change how you use your computerWhat the heck is Emacs? Are you ready to get your geek on? Let’s talk about Emacs. The first thing to understand about Emacs is that it’s not a sandwich. It does sound like it might be a tasty snack, but unfortunately being food is among the small percentage of things Emacs is not. Emacs… Continue reading Learn Emacs and you could totally change how you use your computer
- Messing around with Python and EV3
- A Very Minty ThanksgivingMy very special journey with Linux Mint About an hour ago, I went for my first post-Thanksgiving run, where not only did I play Frogger crossing The Big Street (sorry, Dad), I got a ton of ideas of things to write about. Then I got home, fired up WordPress and my mind went kablooey: Not… Continue reading A Very Minty Thanksgiving