Who I Am

They call me Chuck. I live in Des Moines, Iowa. I sling code for a living. This site is where I blog about it sometimes. I live in a cute mid-century ranch house with my wife, two kids, two cats, and some chickens. I also enjoy reading and music.

What I do

Software development

I got into programming as a kid in the mid-1980s. It took me until the mid-2000s to start making a career of it. By now I have enough experience to be adept at picking up programming languages, frameworks, and so on, as needed.

Music

I started out playing trumpet in school and eventually got quite good at it and was also strongly drawn to the sound of the electric bass guitar. I became especially enamored of unconventional, experimental, and avant-garde approaches to music and to punk/underground musical communities. I continue to be active in music and the noise scene utilizing a variety of instruments and electronic hardware and am always up for new collaborations.

Writing

I’ve blogged intermittently, especially on the subjects of software development and music. Given that I consider code and music to be forms of language, this seems quite natural.

Other things I get into

I continue to be fascinated by older technology and believe strongly in the preservation of computing and video-gaming history. I enjoy various sorts of games and take an interest in emancipatory politics.

An invitation

I may or may not be currently employed when you read this but I am always open to interesting opportunities. Should you suspect I might be a good fit for something, or if you’re just interested in more specific details about any of my various projects and hobbies, feel free to contact me via any of the social-media channels linked to on this site.