Welcome to my little corner of the web. I've maintained this site since 1997. The web has changed a lot since then, but this place really hasn't. I keep thinking one of these days I'm going to give it a major overhaul, bring it into the 21st century, but others projects always seem to take priority. Someday maybe I'll have a bunch of spare time.
A little about me
I'm a writer. OK, so that's not my job title. I have a day job as a computer programmer for the Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas. Writing, though, is my true vocation.
My first published article appeared in Planet Kansas, the newsletter of the Kansas Sierra Club, in December, 1999. The article was titled Stopping Christmas Shopping, and featured 15 tips for "winning the fight against holiday consumerism". It wasn't high quality literature, but it was printed with real ink on real paper. Planet Kansas, I knew, would take any articles they could get, from anyone who took the time to submit them. But that didn't matter to me. Seeing my name in a byline convinced me that I could be a writer.
My latest article is Pity the Sad Rich White Cartoonist, published at medium.com. It's a look into the mind of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, as revealed through his blog. Don't expect any creative insights.
Quote of the day January 17th, 2017
Daily quotes powered by Mads Søgaard's Quote of the Day Script. Many of the quotes were collected from quote aggregation sites like The Quotations Page, Quoteland, Brainy Quote, Wise Old Sayings, and Curated Quotes, but I've also received a number of quotes from individuals. Email me at bruce(dot)allen(dot)alderman (at) gmail(dot)com if you've got one you'd like to see here.
I am a 1992 graduate of Bethany College. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, hiking, gardening, and playing chess. If you're a chess player, feel free to challenge me to a game at chess.com. I play there under the username aardvark92.
Although I'm a lifelong Kansas resident of more than four decades, I have only once seen a tornado.
|Image Manipulation with HTML5 Canvas: A Sliding Puzzle||SitePoint||January 2012|
|Exploring the HTML5 canvas by building a simple game|
|Royals' Power Struggles in Perspective||Royals Review||May 2014|
|Analyzing the Isoloated Power numbers of the league's least powerful team|
|I Want You to Have This Hat||Get Lost Magazine||June 2002|
|How could I say no?|
|Will the Royals Win in 2013?||Baseball Reflections||March 2013|
|I look into my cloudy crystal ball.|
|Kansas Senate Bill 71 Will Reduce Public School Funding||Daily Kos||January 2015|
|Bad news for Kansas kids|
|Randomizing Sliding Puzzle Tiles||SitePoint||May 2013|
|A followup to the sliding puzzle tutorial|
|Taxi!||Get Lost Magazine||February 2004|
|Next time, I'd rather hitchhike.|
|Someone Else's 2015 Royals Predictions||Royals Review||February 2015|
|A satirical piece disguised as a preseason forecast|
|The Royals' Pitching Woes||Baseball Reflections||September 2012|
|The season started with such high hopes…|
|Adding a Poll to Your Web Site||Codewalkers.com||June 2005|
|A simple way to make your site more dynamic|
You might also have seen some of my work at Wikipedia, where I've written a handful of pages and have made more than 500 edits since June of 2006.
From 2005 to 2010 I offered my thoughts about life, faith, morality, and similar topics in my blog it seems to me…. In 2008 I started a second blog, this blog considered harmful, where I discussed computer programming and related topics. I've stopped blogging but you can still peruse the archives.
This site has had visitors since December 22, 1997.