Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of the earth, and of my fellow human beings in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no one.
inspired by Doc Savage
Who is Boz, and what is |bozonline| all about? Is that what you wanted to know?
Let me to start with who & what I am not; I am not a designer of beautiful websites, I don’t help clients develop great UX (user experience), and if you looked around a bit you can tell that my design skills are wanting. In short I am not a web professional.
I am and have been all my life a tech geek, gear freak, and lover of clever things. Not only does the internet fascinate me, I have found it incredibly useful.
The computer part of things started on a Saturday morning in 1984. I was over at my friend Kwizi’s house to help roll his first dungeons & dragons’ character, and enter the fun and exciting world of D & D. I forgot my dice of all things, and was getting ready to head home and get them when Kwiz says “here, I’ll write a dice program on my computer”.
Right there in his living room on a pristine commodore 64, in the BASIC programing language, Kwiz used the random function to write a dice rolling application. After recovering from this jaw dropping experience (computers were mainly used by the government, universities, and sci-fi shows at that time), I mentioned to him that we would need several different “sided” dice to play the game correctly. “No problem” says Kwiz, and using variables, he quickly modified the program to ask us how many sides the die had before “rolling” it.
I was hooked right then and there, I saved up allowances, birthday money, etc.; the very first “big ticket” item that I ever bought for myself with my own money, was a commodore VIC-20 with a Datasette Tape Drive from the Fred Meyer’s in NE Portland. With Kwiz’s help I wrote games, built light pens and dreamed of a future in computers just like our heroes of the time, Bill Gates & Steve Jobs.
Life happened, and I never did get a programming degree or start that revolutionary tech business, but my love of computers and other technology has never waned.
The thing that fascinates me most about the internet is its ability to allow any single individual to extend themselves beyond their home, city, or country, and into the world at large with few, and often borrowed resources.
I guess you could say that |bozonline| is a place for me to explore and share my interest with the world. Take look around, and come back often, I am always adding new stuff. Give a shout out if it pleases you, I am always happy to hear from web citizens.