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. When I saw my name in a byline, I knew I could be a writer.
Quote of the day March 2nd, 2024
Money does matter when you don't have it. When you need it, you realise the value of it.
Quotes were collected from several sources, including 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
|Exploring the HTML5 canvas by building a simple game
|Jugo de Piña
|Finding my way in a foreign country.
|Who Is My Neighbor?
|A modern retelling of Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan
|I Want You to Have This Hat
|Get Lost Magazine
|How could I say no?
|The God Delusion: A Source Criticism
|Who was the real author of Dawkins' book?
|Royals' Power Struggles in Perspective
|Analyzing the Isoloated Power numbers of the league's least powerful team
|Randomizing Sliding Puzzle Tiles
|A followup to the sliding puzzle tutorial
|Get Lost Magazine
|Next time, I'd rather hitchhike.
|Pity the Sad Rich White Cartoonist
|A peek into the mind of Dilbert author Scott Adams
|The Royals' Pitching Woes
|The season started with such high hopes…
|Adding a Poll to Your Web Site
|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.
This site has had visitors since December 22, 1997.