Got 3 in my backyard
I’ve spent the last few weeks staring at hundreds of lines of code. From websites, to Bash and Python scripts for my server, and more. I remember years ago saying that I wasn’t the kind of person it takes to be a programmer.
It turns out that I was wrong… again. I love it! I love working through logic, and “beating the system”. When you’re up against the odds and all you have is a text editor to accomplish your task. I have to say it’s very empowering.
It’s been three years since I decided to learn to program and have worked with many languages and tools now. I started off wanting to program for the Mac and iPhone and I still do, but now I’m more interested in web based coding. It’s very frustrating to spend a lot of time on a project only to share it with a limited audience, but with web applications and web sites, I reach more people and in my case it’s been way more profitable.
Not to say that you can’t make a ton of money writing iPhone apps, you can. It’s just that I haven’t made enough to keep me motivated. It’s not all about the money for me but I’m pushing forty and have a a family to provide for. So if I’m not making money then I’m limited to how much time I can invest into “hobbies”.
Not sure where this will take me but my current focus is web design/development. I have a personal goal to build, maintain, and host one hundred websites per year. It’s very ambitious for a sole proprietor but goals are important to strive for. So let’s see where this takes me.
After a little coding this weekend, I’ve decided to put together a new beta version of http://corndogcomputers.com. I wanted a very minimalistic design with only relevant information.
At this point, the site is far from finished, but functional enough to push live. The two most important purposes I use my website for, are a way for potential clients to contact me, and existing clients to run my remote support.
The new site is built using the Twitter Bootstrap v3 framework which allows me to quickly and easily write code that is optimized for mobile devices.
Here’s what the site looks like on my iPhone:
Let me know what you think so far, and keep an eye on it if you’re curious to see where it goes.