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Last updated: 2003-01-16 16:37:20-07

Coming soon, probably as soon as I come up with something actually worthwhile to post...

But in the meantime: I love to code. I have a huge list of projects I'd like to take on, things to stretch my coding abilities or things that would be seriously useful. I code in C++ and Perl most of the time. I'm an object-oriented facist, beliving everything can be elegantly stuffed into objects. (What were those buzzwords my computer science teacher used? "Loosely-bound" and "tightly-something"?)

I use Debian GNU/Linux. My prefered build enviornment is a couple of xterms (or even better, a handfull of semi-transparent Eterms), vim, gcc, and make. It wouldn't disapoint me if I never had to touch a Windows box for the rest of my life.

I learned to code when my dad drug an ancient (even then, a decade ago) Compaq luggable home from work way back when I was eight years old. The only three programs it had (on 5 floppies in two drives; the only permanent storage), in addition to DOS 2, were BASICA, Turbo Pascal, and Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego? With the assistiance of 3-2-1 Contact magazine's programming page, I taught myself to code. Find your first computer at Computer Closet Collection. Mine is there.

The obligitory screenshot. I run Enlightenment and GNOME on Ziyal. A recent Debian package update (early 2000) fixed the previously-broken (at least for me) terminal transparency. In this image, from my live webcast of the total lunar eclipse on 20 January 2000, Enlightenment and X differ on what they think the root image is, so the transparent terminals display a different image than the root. I actually like the effect; I might have to use it more frequently.

A standard question in the Commune, "Study well?", has absolutely
nothing to do with how well one learned the designated material,
but rather to the individual's interactions with the one with whom
he is studying.
- Jaeger, journal entry 28 October 1999