Velocidad de Escape

A long time has passed since the last time I blogged. Geek the Planet was my blog for over 10 years.

I remember that I started writing about technology because I have been passionate about it since I was a child. I was always a very curious young man and from a very young age I started studying about HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript, Linux, Hacking, etc. But each new learning brought its new challenges, a super slow connection speed, sometimes little documentation (there was no Stack Overflow), I had to read a lot to solve something.

Running a Linux distribution on my computer was tremendously complex (I remember I tried Red Hat and Debian) but it was almost impossible, many drivers were not working properly, including the winmodem one (that is, I had no internet connection).

At some point I realized and knew that many more people had the same problems as me, so I decided to start writing about these problems along with the solution.

In the first years my blog had 500-1000 unique visits per month, I felt like a winner, but then the blog started to become more and more popular, my posts were more and more frequent, in my country many people knew me as a technological reference, many companies invited me to many events, my blog had 10,000-15,000 unique visitors per day, it was crazy.

I met many important people, Jon “Maddog” Hall, Michio Kaku, Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak, Neil Harbisson… I do not know if they can imagine how incredible it was.

For many years my blog went from being a hobby to being a job, the blog was monetized and the amount of money I earned was enough to live comfortably, then I started university and started learning a lot of things that I eventually shared in my blog. But the time was getting shorter. Very sad…

My last publication was on March 14, 2017, I was already a computer and systems engineer, I already had a job, I met beer and I never published again…

I decided to create a blog using Gatsby (I also use Tailwindcss for the first time), very complex to create it from scratch, but I wanted to live the experience of understanding how this open source framework works well to create websites. This blog still has a lot of errors (the design is quite minimalist), it is not responsive. If you find something you would like me to improve I would like you to let me know, I would be really grateful.

My idea is to continue sharing knowledge with the world, now I am a web developer with little more than 9 years of experience, but I have never lost the spirit of blogger and curiosity.

If you want to know a little more about me, you can visit my personal website Sr.Hart.

My English is quite bad and I usually make terrible mistakes, sorry, I will try to improve.


Sr. Hart (A.K.A. Angelfire)

Andres Bedoya

About Andrés Bedoya

JavaScript software engineer, internet enthusiast and blogger from an early age. He strongly believes in the free culture.

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