"The Almost Engineer" Explanation
You probably are wondering how did Kenny come up with The Almost Engineer name. Kenny works (and according to some live in) in the engineering-related field of Computer Science, has great problem solving skills, and enjoys fixing things instead of paying someone else to do it for him. However Kenny has a Business degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) instead of an engineering degree, thus almost being an engineer.
Programmer in IT (Information Technology)
Kenny's day job is working as a programmer. He has years of experience in building web based applications and providing software support. When you create or maintain software for a living, often times you will reuse the same code over in multiple projects. By using a blog, you can search for that code snippet and copy and paste it in. In addition, it assists other developers with their coding projects, as it may be exactly what they are looking for.
Why Does Kenny Blog?
Kenny has been blogging his gardening, technology experiences, and mishaps for several reasons:
- you learn from your past mistakes
- others can learn from your mistakes before they make them
- you will forget what you previously did, but a quick search of the blog will provide the refresher that you need to keep going.
Originally, Kenny started blogging on Blogger in 2010. After several years of a having the blog there, the blog was converted to Drupal 7. At the time of this switch, Kenny was using Drupal 7 on a number of websites that Kenny was building and maintaining. So it made sense to use it for his personal use.
In 2019, Kenny converted the blog again from Drupal 7 over to MkDocs. The reason for this conversion was because he found myself spending more time performing maintenance updates than writing content. He outlines this more in his post on switching from Drupal to MkDocs.
Kenny offers custom software solutions and handyman work through my business Robinson Handy and Technology Services. To make an appointment or discuss business, please visit the website.
Blogs I Read
In addition to writing here, Kenny also reads the blogs of others. Before you ask, they do not provide any kickbacks or monetary support for him listing links to their blog. Tech related blogs and resources can be found on the Resources page.
Have a question, comment, or just want to say hi? Reach out to me using one of the methods below.
- @almostengr on Twitter
- @almostengr on Instagram
- Robinson Handy and Technology Services YouTube Channel
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