Most of the times it will be related to Web and software development, other times I will post about anything that I think is worth sharing with anyone interested.
I am also posting a variety of code experiments. These come from challenges that I have eventually managed to overcome (or not) and find worth sharing.
Did I mention it was a COLOR monitor? Yes, color! Not green, grey or orange…. COLOR! Back then, I was probably the coolest kid on the block (not so much anymore). Since then, other PC’s followed: I subsequently owned a x286, x386, x486 dx2, etc.
I went to college and studied a few years of Computer Science but at 19 years old, there were too many pretty girls to look at. Combined with some persistent ADD, I eventually (and inevitably) dropped out.
I was left with having to enter the Merchant Marine Academy to please my father, following his career. This is a military academy, so I was straightened out the hard way and graduated with honors. I spent 5 years at sea, travelling around the world several times.
My passion for computer science remained. I would buy books on how to program and write on-board maintenance planning applications in Access, Visual Basic and anything else I could get my hands on.
After a few years at sea, I decided to trade my compass and sextant for a keyboard and a mouse. I moved ashore and have since then been involved in everything from teaching to writing software.
I however, was raised Holland and I spent over a decade of my life in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. I then moved to Italy for a few years and then Brazil and Venezuela for another couple of years.
Add to that, 5 years at sea, about 14 years in the USA and you will easily realize that I am really a citizen without a country.
I have dual citizenship: I am both a US citizen and a EU citizen (Spain).
Sometimes, I look back and I don’t get it either. Some of it looks really simple, with lots of errors and some of it looks more difficult. I guess, when I am into solving a problem, I am able to focus, solve it and just completely forget how I did it.
In addition, growing up in Europe I couldn’t help but become familiar with other languages. I also studied German, French and Latin in high school.
I would love to learn German, Portuguese and French.