The first three characters of “RTCX” are my initials. The X doesn’t stand for anything. It’s just a rare 4-letter domain name before the “.net”.
This is the place where I publish information and opinions about a variety of subjects. Regardless of what subject I write about at any given time, I try to be as clear and concise as I possibly can. I don’t have a college degree in anything, although I do have a few college courses under my belt.
I’m a retired American military service member and a permanent resident of Olongapo City, Philippines. I live with my wife, Josie, a Filipino-American dual citizen. I spend as much time as I can writing about whatever it is I’m thinking about on any given day.
I try not to write about personal issues but I will on occasion. I write about Olongapo City and the Philippines, naturally, because it’s where I live. I sometimes write about programming in PHP or some configuration item for the server I use for this website.
I cut my programming teeth (BASIC and Assembly Language) on the Commodore 64 way back in the 1980s. I hacked some software and ran a bulletin board service on a Commodore 128D from 1992 to 1998.
I used some of my programming and people skills at a later job, where I ended up as the manager of the IT department (quitting just before a promotion to director), working mostly with UNIX servers. I quit that job for medical reasons but I would have quit eventually anyway. Programming is a hobby for me and it wasn’t fun when it became a job.
I don’t program much today. I usually create short PHP scripts to carry out specific tasks. I spend much more time reading, writing, and researching subjects to write about.