About

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My name is Stan Nelson and I created this blog back in 2017 after attending a programming conference. One of the speakers mentioned blogging as a way of giving back to the community and I figured I would give it a shot. The focus of this blog is for me to share discoveries and neat tidbits I encounter in my programming antics (and maybe some neat gadgets I discover along the way).

I love writing code and solving problems. From a young age, I knew that my calling was to be a software engineer. Initially, I just wanted to make video games, but as I dove headfirst into the world of code, I realized that the simple act of creating is what I enjoyed. It didn't really matter what I was programming, so long as that was what I was doing.

Today, I work mostly on microservices written in Go. While Go is the primary language I use, I'm also very familiar with a variety of languages, like C#, C/C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, and several others. Learning different languages is a fun way to expand my horizons. Of course, gamedev is still something I'm passionate about, so I spend a lot of my free time playing with game engines like Unity or Godot.

Outside of programming, I also have more interests than I can keep up with. I'm very comfortable in front of a computer, but I'm also very comfortable outside in nature. I like hiking, going on adventures, and finding mushrooms. My favorite place in the world is Yosemite, followed closely by Yellowstone. Driving fast cars was a fun hobby of mine, but I've mostly transitioned to RC cars and FPV drones. Too many fun things to do and too little time to do them in.