Well, I guess I should give a little more information about myself. I’ve spent 13+ years doing IT support: tech support, instructor, tutoring, web design, programming, application development, and game development. For those keeping track, here’s a list of the operating systems and programming languages I’ve used (funny, I don’t feel old):
- DOS 6.0-6.2
- Windows 3.1
- Windows for Workgroups 3.11
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows XP
- Mac OS X
- various Linus distros
- Python (my favorite)
I’m been in the US Navy since 1996; 6 years as an ELT (nuclear chemist and radcon tech) on submarines, 2 years as Water Lab Supervisor, and 3 years as IT technician. The Navy’s ITs aren’t programmers; they’re mostly network types. So I’m really the odd-man out since I don’t have much of a background in networking.
My current hobbies include learning dynamic web site development and video game programming; I’m working on an online RPG that you’ll find at http://cmrpg.sourceforge.net. I’m also a big fan of books; I have a huge variety of genres that really upsets my wife whenever we have to move.
For those more interested in what makes me tick, here you go. Maybe I’ll find some like-minded people to chat with.
- Generally speaking, I feel people should be allowed to do what they want as long as it doesn’t infringe on others and no one should be coerced to do something against his/her will. However, there are times when I think people are just too stupid to figure things out on their own and need to be told what to do. People can be so frustrating, you know?
- I don’t believe in P.C. (political correctness) so I’ll be using “him” and “he” for pronouns. I also don’t believe in “African-Americans”; unless you immigrated here, you’re an American who happens to be black. Do you think a Haitian or Jamaican feels it’s appropriate if they’re called African-American when they’re in the U.S.? Plus, what is the P.C. term for a white South African? Technically he is still an African-American, correct?
- Finally, in case the title of my blog didn’t tell you, I can’t stand stupid people. There is a strong need for people to use common sense. Unfortunately common sense just isn’t common anymore. That’s one thing I hate about the military; they simply don’t use logic when it comes to planning things. I hope to point out in this blog areas where common sense is lacking, or at least areas where people should think a little bit more before acting.