About Me

Me - Mingo ParkMy name is Herb, and I began learning computer technology when I was 10-years-old. I began with pecking commands into an MS-DOS 3 command line that I found in a manual. Eventually I started writing batch files. Then this led me to finding GW-Basic where I got my first taste of real, structured programming.

GW-Basic led to QBasic.

QBasic led to Borland Turbo Pascal 7.

This led to Microsoft Visual C++.

Once I got to C++, I realized programming was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

Today there are more languages than I can keep up with, which is delightful because learning them is fascinating.

I currently work as an embedded device developer for Industry Weapon, writing mainly C++, php, and C#.

Falling right into harmony with the typical nerd stereotype, I played a lot of video games growing up. This exposed to me my second true passion, composing music. I enjoyed getting immersed in the sountrack more than the game most times. You’ll find occasional references/links to the music I’ve written throughout the site. I currently play the electric guitar. The rest of the instruments I use are samples.

If you want to learn more about me, the person, outside of programming, visit this blog’s parent site: www.hlmjr.com.