About Me

Hand drawn cartoon of my head
Hand drawn logo for elementary OS
My name is Ben, and for as long as I've had access to a computer I've felt the compulsion to make projects with them. I'm roughly 42 years old, and have been a professional programmer by day, and a project-doer by night for most of my life. I mainly specialize in C#/.Net, but have done lots of C, C++, and Vala as well. I've also done plenty of assembly work for various processor architectures, but only when necessary. I love a great piece of software that does it's job well. I'm a big Linux enthusiast, and have used some flavor of it as my primary desktop OS since the late 90's. My first love was Slackware, but after I got addicted to getting the latest releases of software I distro hopped for awhile. I used Ubuntu starting with Warty Warthog, but gave up on it when they pushed Unity as their primary desktop environment. Long story short, I ended up landing on elementary OS as my daily driver, and have been using it for the last ~7 years. It's a modern Linux distribution with a strong emphasis on a consistent, simple design philosophy run by a small but amazing team. If you haven't checked it out, please do, and support them if you can.

Projects

Over the years I've had various levels of success at completing my projects, but have finally decided that I need to better catalog and track these projects. This website is my attempt to do just that. Lately, my kids have become a bigger part of these projects, so I expect to add things I do with them here as well. They're so creative, and have so many interesting ideas that it's hard for me to keep up with them. In fact, they probably wish I had more time to do the projects they'd like to have help with, but hey, there are only so many hours in a day.

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