Just me


I welcome you to one of my many online presences/experiments. Let me start by pointing out that I took the header photo with my Nikon D7000 and a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens. Shutter priority mode, 8 seconds exposure, ISO 1000, f/13 in raw format.

Oscar Rodriguez-Carmona's Profile PictureYou might be asking why would anyone have a website in this Facebook era. The reasons are many. Software and social networks have always fascinated me. Researching the topic, trends and technologies has been one of my hobbies for the last 16 years. Do you remember Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or ICQ? Some of the many old ways to connect online with others. I still remember the days of connecting using a 9,600 baud modem, typing AT commands, using World Group Manager, chatting with people that I will never meet but were my friends. I had those tools available near graduation time of Computer Science bachelor degree. When I started I only had books and magazines that I had to hunt for. No Amazon, Borders or Barnes & Novel back then. Only CompuServer, American Online, text based web browser and FTP near the middle of my undergrad student days. I blame my mother for my obsession with computers. When I was a kid, she used to go to the mall and leave me at RadioShack. I grabbed any BASIC programming book and started typing on a Tandy. Did not know what I was writing, just wanted to see the color graphics on screen. The world has changed a lot since then and so have I. Now I’m the Chief Executive Officer at Matrixoft Corporation and a software engineer.

This Website runs on the latest WordPress release on top of a WIMP stack (Windows Server, Internet Information Services, MySQL database and PHP). The template uses HTML5 and the style adjusts the content for desktop, tablets and mobile devices. I also have websites running on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and others on WISA (Windows, Internet Information Services, SQL Server and ASP.NET).

But enough of the technical stuff. I’m a dreamer, a doer, content creator, guide for many, student of everything, sucker for knowledge, amateur photographer, bedroom DJ and music producer, friend, son, brother, uncle, business owner, webmaster, skateboarder, kayaker, inline skater, traveler, car driver, movie goer, gadgets owner, Puerto Rican… and a lot more.

This Website is a work in progress. You are invited to visit the blog, the tools page and any of my social links. Come back later to check for updates.

Oscar Rodriguez-Carmona

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