Welcome to my page about all things computing.*
(*that interest me and that I find the time to post here.)
In 1988, I had an IBM XT clone. Since that time, I’ve written, played and experimented on many different computers.
My first computer program was written in QBasic. It printed “A” to the screen repeatedly until you quit the program rebooted. Since then, I’ve written lots of code, in lots of languages, to do lots of things. A short list of languages that I’ve used (in order of frequency) are:
- C++ – my “favorite” language
- C – for embedded programs
- Matlab – for solving engineering problems
- VBA – for Windows scripting
- Java – for fun and profit
- Ruby – for riding the Rails
- Perl – for cgi scripting
- Python – just for fun
- FORTRAN – first programming course
- Haskell – took a class, learned how to be lazy at a post-graduate level
What about now?
Currently I write embedded software using C, with Windows.
In my spare time, I enjoy using a Mac Mini similar to the one shown below:
The specs for my model are fairly underwhelming by today’s (2010) standards: 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 with 1 GB DRR RAM. It makes a good web browser and Pandora music player.
I’ve also have a MacBook Pro that I enjoy using.