Ah, that first paralysis of “Oh crap I have a Web site but what do I do with it?”

year → 2001

2002 2000


  • About Brian

    Dec 29, 2001 (Updated Apr 9, 2017)

    Coolnamehere ·

  • Resume of Brian Wisti

    Dec 29, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)

    Coolnamehere ·

    I have decided to link to my LinkedIn profile instead of messing about with a resume page. That way I can show all the needed details, you can get some context, and I can keep from triggering any silly word filters with my site.

  • Random Babblings

    Nov 11, 2001 (Updated Nov 11, 2001)

    Coolnamehere ·

    I occasionally have thoughts or comments that have no bearing on geekery or art. No direct bearing, anyhow. Actually, they could be about nearly anything. Or nothing. Insane rantings, if you will. Anyways, they get dumped in the Babblings (or Insane Rantings) section.
  • Editors

    Jul 11, 2001

    Coolnamehere · editors ·

    Choose your weapon As a geek, your text editor is your most important tool. Pick one or two, and really get to know it. I don’t care if you choose Emacs, vi, SciTE, or whatever else. Pick it and learn how to use it. I want you to really get the hang of your editing environment. Being more skilled with your tools will make it easier for you to get work done.
  • Geekery

    Jul 11, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)

    Coolnamehere ·

    Computers are all about programs. If you take the time to learn how to program, then you’re “on the inside” - more than just an ordinary user. The computer will obey your every whim, and you will be able to sneer at “lusers” (loser-users) who have no idea how their computer works. You will make millions of dollars working in your shorts. Beautiful people will throw themselves off of cliffs to be near you. The planet will be yours for the taking!

  • Python

    Jan 17, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)

    Coolnamehere · python ·

    You may have already heard me say that I do not have a favorite programming language. That’s true. However, if you want to learn how to program - if you have never programmed before in your life (except maybe some QBASIC several years ago) - than Python sticks out way way ahead of the others. It is easy to get started, it is consistent across most operating systems, and you can make your programs as big, elaborate, and “real-world” as you want.
  • Python Babysteps Tutorial

    Jan 17, 2001 (Updated Apr 9, 2017)

    Coolnamehere · python · learn ·

    This is my original Python Babysteps tutorial, which has existed in more or less the same form since 2001. I’ve finally committed to writing a better version