Finite States

It has been entirely too long since I’ve written on this page. Looking back, there are several clear reasons why. In the last four years, I’ve gotten married, started a bachelor’s program for computer science, and the world has become a very different place — either that, or my understanding of it has changed.

I think the results of the 2016 elections in America, as well as their aftermath, have caused many Americans to question some fundamental assumptions about the nature of our society. That said, my impulse is to keep this site and its content relatively professional, so I don’t have much more to say on that subject at the present time.

Some other issues facing the world are more alarming than they have ever been, particularly the matter of global warming and climate change. There’s a lot out there on the subject, and most of it is disheartening, to say the least. In any case, the debate should have long ago ended. The scientific consensus on the matter is that it is real, it’s happening now, and it will become irreversible in our lifetimes. One of my most sincere hopes is that we as a species could move past the politicization of this issue and towards real pragmatic solutions to save the lives of this planet’s many diverse species. Maybe we’ll get there.

Half Past 2015

So, another three months later, it’s well past due for another blog post. Let’s catch up quickly and try to make some plans:

So, the last three months have been interesting. I’ve been learning a lot about Raspberry Pi, Linux/UNIX, and assorted relevant topics. Recently, I’ve doubled down and begun to teach myself Python using “Learn Python The Hard Way“, which I’m maybe 20% through with at the moment. It’s been good to really sink my teeth into something like that, which I didn’t have the discipline to completely tear through as a child. These new areas of study and growing expertise are important additions to my professional credentials as well as my skills relating to computer art.

Furthermore, I’ve been able to secure some grants to go back to school full time next semester, and hopefully finish my degree by the end of the school year. I have a lot of catching up to do so that I can be at speed with some of my classmates; I’ve especially been hitting DuoLingo extra hard to brush up on my French, which I haven’t studied in a classroom in years.

I’ll be maintaining this site and trying to generate new content more regularly, so thanks for stopping by, and wish me luck in the coming months!

C’est La Vie

Hello Internet. How’s things?

I’m doing well enough, I suppose. I haven’t written here in a while because I’ve been busy with many of the other things life has had in store for me, such as school and work, along with my other projects and explorations. I’ve been exploring art in some new ways, namely Text-Mode Art and ANSI Art. Aside from that, I’m still involved in the community surrounding Glitch Art/Net Art, and we have some not-yet-public projects cooking there as well.

One of my current projects has required me to spend quite a bit of time in the somewhat underground world of the extant BBS Scene, and that’s led to me beginning work on operating a BBS. I hope you’ll stay tuned, because that should be an interesting way to interact with myself as well as several other interesting humans out there on the net.

I suppose I’ll make a point of updating this more often, since I apparently haven’t posted anything on this new site since creating it three months ago. It’s a bit of a challenge to balance a personal website that you want to keep professional with the realities of life as a creative person and the sorts of uncertainty that entails, along with my own innate distaste for self-indulgence. Either way, I hope that you, whoever may be reading this, are enjoying a purpose-filled life that is somehow enriched by your having found this website. I appreciate your being part of the shared human experience with me. Stay tuned for more, and please never be afraid to reach out and contact me, for any reason.