Blog Tag - 5 Things You Don't Know About Me


I was reading Clemens Vasters' blog this morning when I read about something called Blog Tag started by Jeff Pulver. The idea is to tell five things no one knows about you and tag five other people to do the same.  No one has tagged me, but I'll start it up here with some of my favorite bloggers:

  1. I started programming professionally when I was in High School using FMS-80 (A multi-user database) on TurboDOS systems (a CP/M derivative).  First program: A Time Billing System.
  2. I gave up programming for two years in my early twenties to become a vagabond. I travelled around Europe playing music on the street. Biggest lesson learned:  take more than $80 and a return flight if you want to succeed.
  3. My favorite quote is by Arthur C. Clarke: "Once is an accident; twice a coincidence; three times...a conspiracy."
  4. I attended a WinDev talk with the DevelopMentor trio of Don Box, Chris Sells and Tim Ewald and came home telling my girlfriend that "I am going to write articles and books so I can teach at conferences".  One year later my first article was published by MSJ (now MSDN).
  5. My first name is not irish at all.  I was named after the Native American Tribe of Shawnee.  My middle name is Twain (yes, after Mark).  And I go by "Shawn Twain" when I play music.

There are my five things, I now want to see Chris Sells, Matt Ranlett, Brendon Schwartz, Tim Ewald and Ted Neward to do it.


Ready to Learn Vue with ASP.NET Core?

Shawn's 4-hour course will get you up to speed in no time. Vue.js is a great middle-ground between React and Angular for people who don't like the complexity of Angular, and the overly componentized React. Learn today at Wilder Minds Training!

Enroll Today

Shawn Wildermuth
Author, Teacher, and Coach

My Courses

Wilder Minds Training
Vue.js by Example (Now Available)
Bootstrap 4 by Example
Intro to Font Awesome 5 (Free Course)
Less: Getting Started (Coupon Available)
Building a Web App with ASP.NET Core, MVC6, EF Core, Bootstrap and Angular (updated for 2.1)
Using Visual Studio Code for ASP.NET Core Projects
Implementing ASP.NET Web API
Web API Design

Application Name WilderBlog Environment Name Production
Application Ver v4.0.30319 Runtime Framework x86
App Path D:\home\site\wwwroot\ Runtime Version .NET Core 4.6.27129.04
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10.0.14393 Runtime Arch X86