I've fiddled with programming for quite awhile. Ahh - the days spent in
front of the C64 learning basic. Since then I've learned a number of other
languages and done some interesting code.|
As to what I code on - if it
is for a server or mission critical then it has to go on Unix (While I'm partial to FreeBSD, I also regularly use Linux, mostly Ubuntu lately.
I won't admit to knowing how to code in Java. I will admit to knowing how to
hack things into doing what I want it to do in Java - big difference. It gives me something
to play with and continue to learn. My only real complaint about FreeBSD -
it takes forever to compile Java on it.
Hobby wise, I enjoy coding on Dead Of
Night, making the game more enjoyable for our player base. D.O.N. is an
LPC based mud, which basically is a custom variant of C built for a
multi-user text environment. (I'm showing my age here, MUDs are a dying breed of entertainment)
Some of my more interesting projects there include the web-to-MUD trivia game, and of
course my randomly demented
Where would the 'net be without Perl? It truly is the glue that holds
everything together. It makes everything from system administration to this
webpage all the more easier and better. I've done way too many projects with
perl, it's used daily.
It's like perl on speed (For the web that is). Easy to use scripting and makes life easy.
After being fed up with limitations of billing software for ISPs, we wrote
Successfully co-developed a community website with over 100K users. But this
isn't the right place to promote this other website....
Right, not a programming language. But the best thing to do databases with
and have to use this for dynamic content. Currently have a project with
19 million rows and growing, and MySQL just keeps on going without breaking