Birch Street Computing -

about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun & profit.

I was big into and you can still see some of what I listen to there. I can also be found using github and recently sourcehut as well as bitbucket (historically). I don't care for most popular social media sites. If I have an account on one or the other it's probably either old and unused or was created just for tinkering.


Links to things I like, use, or otherwise feel is worth sharing. Things I'd like to see get more popular.

Softlinks, So Long

Yesterday, Saturday the 20th of May 2006 was an important date. It marked the end of my Software Engineering class at UML. Our team, Softlinks, wrote a simple hotel management system using C++ and Qt (my recommendation). We did our presentation and demo. We went long on time, but I felt we probably had the most amount of work done out of all the groups.

It was a grueling kind of class it felt like it was taking a long time and a lot of extra work, compared to some of the others I've taken, and I may write about the actual content of the class at some later time. But it feels really good to be done!

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