This site is for the sharing of a variety of (mostly) technical information about many different subjects, from software, to installation problems, to technical explanations. I hope it will be a resource as it develops and matures. One of my goals is to share things I have learned over the years (and continue to learn). While I will not restrict my topics to technology (anything interesting is fair game), that’s where most of my expertise is, so that will get most of the focus (or is it foci?)
Content here is provided by blog, podcast, short videos, white papers, illegibly scribbled notes, and other topic-specific pages. Feel free to send feedback, suggestions, or ideas for topics.
I am into sharing, so I am a big fan of open source, open courseware, the CreativeCommons licensing, and other such things. Were it not so, I would not be able to play around with this stuff on my meager academic salary.
If you are an educator that also has an interest in this model of sharing and open community, you might want to visit my (more academic and less technical) site at www.edprogress.org. Otherwise, if you’re a student, are academically challenged, academically uninterested, bored stiff by all things esoteric but excited about all things technical, or are even a fellow geek, stick with this site.
Yes, I am a real professor. I’ve been an educator for over 41 years and have been in the computer biz as a professional for the past 35. My first programming course was on punched cards, programming in Fortran. I can program in IBM System 370 assembly language (try writing a database in that), Forth (dead), Pascal (almost dead), RPG (should be dead), and COBOL (dying, although the obituary has already been written). I like php, VB.NET, Java, and C++ better, though (and they are all still very much alive!). See the short bio page if you are interested in more trivia about me. In the meantime, enjoy the site and any feedback (see the bottom of the page for the email link) will be appreciated.