Ah, that first paralysis of “Oh crap I have a Web site but what do I do with it?”
year → 2001
Dec 29, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)
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.
Nov 11, 2001 (Updated Nov 11, 2001)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.
Jul 11, 2001Choose 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.
Jul 11, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)
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!
Jan 17, 2001 (Updated Jul 11, 2009)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.