hello, from lodi
think fresh prince but replace Philly with stockton and Bel-air with lodi
i grew up idolizing the 90's hip hop scene, started out on windows 98 and eventually got an XP, where i learned (and am still learning as of now) basic. i am teaching atari basic at program and adore old technology and movies. Alien, the War of the worlds (1950), i love them all. i also am a sucker for old video games, especially atari 2600. i am a star wars nerd and consider star trek to be, while inferior in many ways, a decent successor. i never understood the show's popularity but i will admit to liking the nes games. i LOVE ghostbusters and think Gozer and Zuul are AWESOME. Walter peck was a dick, but he had a point. Empire strikes back, the return of the jedi, star wars at its best (screw the "special editions".
my philosophy is this: mistakes make us better and desks bolted to the floor and forced lectures, bring us down. you program your own way, students are not robots and school is not an assembly line. I advocate Open source software and also endorse the GNU public license. if you download a software program, you retain the rights and should not be folded into some shitty "you will defend us" bullshit that takes away your rights. Viacom and its followers have done that already. if i want shitty programming, I'll work for EA.
If you like Pascal, program in Pascal. Basic? program in BASIC. do not assume that i am a "noob" (which i find extremely offensive and derogatory) just because i am a beginner, me or anyone else. Judgment is for God alone.
24 year old Christian. Born and Raised
Favorite NFL team: 49ers
Favorite series: Avatar the last airbender
Favorite rapper: subjective, liked eminem, now moving on to Masta Ace, but i respect the architects of rap.
Pet peeve: Lazy video game design. the NES had great games, but good cover art do not a good game make. Raid 2020, Rambo, Predator, freaking TMNT (not 2 or 3, they rocked and i finally beat it, cheats were used, but i beat it. that and contra). how bad were they. T2 for nes made me want to boil the cart in lava, rip open the nes and deface it by writing Sega over Nintendo, then get a Sega master system.
Worst use of a beloved Series: 2. the Last Airbender and Scary movie. some movies should not be parodied.
sorry for the long list.