Welcome to wxster.com

Welcome to my personal blog where I'll be posting about meteorology, software development, system administration, aviation and whatever else comes to mind. This is also a good excuse to become more familiar with front-end development to fill out my full stack credentials.

This blog is powered by Mezzanine and Django, themed with Bootstrap, hosted with nginx and uwsgi over SSL with a certificate from Let's Encrypt. This is all running on a Digital Ocean VPS running Debian Linux.

I've been writing software since I was a kid when my grandmother finally trusted me enough to mess around with her Commodore-64 where I learned BASIC. I program in C, C++, Fortran (2003,2008), Python, Perl and others. I've been running Linux for 20 years and know my way around web servers (Apache, Nginx), mail servers (sendmail, postfix, dovecot), DNS, as well as system programming. I also wear the hats of a meteorologist (We Are!), an aviator (flight instructor and airline pilot), husband and father.