Howdy, I’m Scott Ogrin. I’m an Electrical and Computer Engineer. I’ve worked in the telecom industry, automotive industry, scientific community, and in web design.
For the most part, I’m kind of a “hardware guy”, but I also love writing software. I’ve programmed in C, C++, assembly language for Intel, Motorola, and other platforms, Java, and probably other languages I’ve forgotten about by now.
I’ve been using computers and tinkering for 27 years now, having started fairly young with my first BASIC program on a TI-99/4A. I’m also pretty handy with more traditional tools, powertools, carpentry, etc.
I suppose you could say I’m kind of a jack of all trades. I don’t believe in knowing only how to do one thing very well. That’s just boring. I aspire to do all kinds of things very well. But it isn’t always easy. And that’s why I created this blog!
Quite often I’d find myself scouring Google or the like to find some little obscure bit of info to solve some problem I’d encountered, whether it be with Ruby, a broken appliance, or how best to descale a calcified appliance. This blog is intended to be a record and reference tool for others out there so that hopefully, you won’t have to spend as much as time as I did finding the solutions to your technical problems.
Oh, and I may throw in a couple other musings here and there related to my other love: I’m a news junkie!! Figuring out what’s happening on Planet Earth is just as interesting as debugging some code, or fixing a car. It exercises some of the same mental muscles, albeit in different ways.
Hope you like the site!