😄 Pronouns: he/him
I’ve been working full time as a software developer since 1998 and I love the intellectual thrill of writing code and solving problems.
I firmly believe that the days of a developer working by themself in a room are over. Software Development is all about collaboration. The ability to work with other developers and clients is just as important as the ability to write code. I love to work with awesome, smart people making beautiful and exciting things. I love making things that people will use and enjoy.
I am not a great programmer.
I am a middle-of-the-road programmer.
I don’t think I’m a 10x programmer (if they even exist).
I am not changing the world. I never invented a programming language or wrote a really amazing piece of software that everyone knows about.
So I have to make up for it other ways.
- I can write decent code (mostly).
- I document things.
- I accept criticism.
- I’m always learning.
- I can stay organized in a large project.
- I work well with people, especially non-technical people.
- I can be an advocate for a talented team member who is being overlooked or mentor Junior developers.
- I can deal with jerks without getting upset.
I can get things done. If there is a roadblock or someone is stuck, I can generally get things moving again I’m going to bring value to the table in whatever way I can.
I love to make things!
and garden (outdoors and in).
and sometimes I draw things.
or occasionally dabble with electronics.
This is a simple Z80-based computer (leaning heavily on the excellent
videos at https://eater.net/6502).
What’s with antelopelovefan?
The short version is that it dates back to my BBS days in the early
The long version is told in “A refugee from the world”.