Author Archives: Issa Diao

I Never Get Tired of Watching Star Wars

Like many people of my age group I have a child who is old enough to watch Star Wars. On my daughter’s third birthday, after much deliberation, we showed her “A New Hope” for the first time. She loved it … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. President

Historic: adjective. A word so overused in 2008 that it lost all meaning. It has taken me quite some time to come to grips with what Barack Obama’s election victory means in the perspective of my own personal history. Though … Continue reading

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The Path to Understanding

One of my favorite things about the speed with which web technologies move is looking back over the learning process. I came across a page on today where someone was asking about the differences between WordPress, Drupal, and using … Continue reading

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My Name is Issa and I am not an Early Adopter

People who know me would naturally assume that I am what the technology industry refers to as an Early Adopter. I love gadgets, I consider myself a futurist, I’ve read sci-fi my entire life, and I’m generally a big nerd. … Continue reading

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How I Became a Programmer

I feel very lucky to have grown up when I did. I was 10 years old in 1982, which was the year I got an Atari 800. It was a beautiful machine with a whopping 8k of RAM. I have … Continue reading

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Why I Started Every Concert Ever

By the end of 2006 my band, Good Clean Fun, had been touring for 8 years and had played thousands of concerts. We’d performed in 37 countries on 4 continents and a few islands. I had a pretty large collection … Continue reading

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How I Became a Vegetarian

Do you remember the last thing that changed your life?  A moment, not too different from all the others, that just sticks in your mind and makes you see everything in a new light?  What triggered it?  Was it something … Continue reading

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