Hello world!

I just finished setting this up! Thank you for visiting my website.

My educational background is in psychology and I don’t really have much formal education with computers, but I have always had an interest. When I was a kid I used to go to Visual Basic programming classes, I attended Linux computer camp on three occasions, and I actually started my undergraduate education as a computer science major. I took a few classes in programming and one in UNIX system administration.

However when I was younger math made me anxious. Probably due to a subclinical learning disability mixed with a general lack of confidence in myself. I got spooked by having to take discreet math in order to advance in my major, and switched to psychology. I do not regret this, as I’ve always had an interest in the mind. In the end, the joke was on me, as I ended up taking (and deeply enjoying!) statistics in order to graduate as a psychology major, and later with a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Recently, I have taken up a job as a system administrator for an Electronic Data Entry program called REDCap. I got the job because it requires a strong background in research, even though I am challenged by its technical “system administratory” aspects. In order to familiarize myself with the systems I use everyday but don’t really understand, I decided to actualize a long-running and unrelated desire of mine to self-host a blog-type website.

What you see now is the the first complete iteration of this (probably) long term project. What can you expect here?

  • Eccentric dharma insights
  • Thoughts on my online/real life encounters
  • Commentary on the challenges and rewards of self-hosting
  • Photography
  • The occasional joke

Thank you so much for visiting. I look forward to sharing more of my experiences with you.

Om petri petri mahapetri maitripetri om petri swaha!