I am a 44 yr old woman who at some point early on in life decided to become a programmer and ended up having to sweep those dreams under the rug for a bunch of reasons and never did become a programmer. But dreams have a way of coming back to haunt you, so it might be a bit late to be starting out and starting over, but better late than never.
Since I married a really 'old fashioned' Italian guy, I do not work outside of my home, and I spend most of my time on my computer.
- amateur crappy web design
- graphic art and photo restoration
- teaching myself programming
- participating in various programming communities aimed at self-education
- researching what programming ebooks are freely available and posting the links to my book site
- posting to my many blogs
- maintaining and improving my many websites and contributing graphics & coding to a few others
- keeping up with a lot of email
- tweaking my system to improve stability, minimize the chance of data loss, and make it more organized
- going on click adventures that lead me all over the web & learning all kinds of new things
- collecting & analyzing other people's art
- downloading & trying out all kinds of freeware
- letting other people pick my brain
- creating a personal recipe database from all those original creations I have made over the years and scribbled down on paper (which will be shared online some day or published in book form)
- sticking up for 9x users and writing for Snailware
I never finished high school, never went to college...but I am a certified floral designer and received my certificate from Montclair State University (totally useless). Everything I know about computers, web design, digital art, and programming... I taught myself within the last 9 years.
I am from New Jersey, USA. My small town is the official Cherry Blossom Capital of America.
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