My name is RT Cunningham and RTCX is my creative writing home. The first three characters are my initials. The X doesn’t mean anything.

I’m a retired American military service member and a permanent resident of Olongapo City, Philippines. I write articles when I have nothing else to do with my time.

These are my five most recent articles:

You can find more on my Article List page.

Creative Writing

I spend as much time as I can writing about whatever it is I’m thinking about on any given day. I publish information and opinions on a variety of subjects. Regardless of what subject I write about, I try to write as clearly and concisely as I possibly can. Even though I have quite a few college courses under my belt, I don’t have a degree in anything.

I try not to write about personal issues. Since Olongapo City is my home, I write things about either the city or the country at times. I try to write things that help others most of the time. While my name exists at other websites, RTCX is the only place I intentionally write this way.


Way back in the 1980s, I cut my programming teeth (BASIC and Assembly Language) on a Commodore 64C. I hacked some software and ran a bulletin board service on a Commodore 128D from 1992 to 1998. Those experiences had profound effects on some of the things I write about today.

I spent 20 years in the military. My programming hobby existed for half of it, from 1988 to 1998, and continues to this day. One of the jobs I had after the military dealt with UNIX servers, telemarketing and collections. While my experiences helped me reach a management position, I didn’t enjoy the work I was doing.

Even though I don’t program much anymore, I usually write short PHP scripts to carry out specific tasks. I have my own virtual server, where RTCX resides, and I configure everything on my own. I write about my programming adventures when I feel the articles will benefit others, even when no one else seems to enjoy reading about such things.