About Me

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Solid HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Photoshop. Experience with WordPress, Node/Express, and React.

I learned HTML in 1995.  My first web pages were live before Javascript was even released.  I worked as a web developer for a few years back when web pages were mostly HTML and a little bit of CSS and Javascript.  In the years following, when I was not working as a web developer, I continued to maintain a few website projects although I would not say I kept up with the cutting edge of web technologies.

Not long ago, I had the epiphany that leaving web development was a huge mistake and I have been working at learning wherever and whenever I can in an effort to get back to doing what I love.  Working with computers.

In this blog, I hope to share some of my experiences in finding resources for self-directed learning, balancing learning with family life (I'm a stay-at-home-dad, and under my wife's tireless direction, we am homeschooling my two children), avoiding pitfalls and wrong turns in learning, and anything else that I think may be relevant to someone trying to figure this all out on their own.

I welcome feedback to my posts, especially if I write something technically incorrect in any tutorial or explanation posts.

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