About Me

“It was a dark and stormy codebase...”

Puzzling out the hidden solutions, like running through a labyrinth with a thousand, undiscovered exits, is a joy known only to coders.

“Code is poetry.”

My most-recent contribution to the world of open-source development is the Schema Scalpel WordPress plugin.

“Because it’s there.”1

One of my top, programming goals is to read through The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth. Hikers have Everest; coders have Knuth. Both are men of extraordinary resolve; and both have orogenic namesakes.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”2

In the meantime, I build my endurance by excavating programming language documentation. I’m continually looking for specialized functions and methods that will help to refactor existing code into ever-more elegant solutions. All the while, my artisanal zeal is tempered by an important caveat: elegance is subordinate to human-readability.

In all my projects, I prioritize speed and efficiency. Not only in the program’s namespace, but also in the programmer’s meatspace. When deadline’s loom, Donald Knuth’s advice is never more relevant: Premature optimization is the root of all evil.

  1. "George Mallory," Wikipedia Foundation, last modified March 11, 2023, 19:07 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mallory. ↩︎
  2. Hamlet, ed. Ron Severdia. In Shakespeare Pro App, (PlayShakespeare.com, v4.3, 2005), 2.2.90. ↩︎