Howdy! My name is Justin Turpin. I'm a software engineer currently doing devops for a tech company in Newport, California. I've been programming since I was pretty young: as a kid, me and my brother had delusions of grandeur and tried to create a videogame so we could get rich. We started with this software called 3D Rad, then moved on to something called Darkbasic (I was known as ionstream on the forums). Since making a game requires slightly more time and expertise than two kids with a free Summer, we never got to make our game that was most likely a terrible ripoff of Halo. Nonetheless, that set us both off on the quest to become effective programmers.

I've since learned all the usual suspects in programming: C and C++, Java, PHP, Python, Rust. Lately I've been obsessed with Rust and I'm really stoked about its implications in all kinds of software development due to its clever design. These days I mostly deal with Python, and I'm trying to branch out more and more.

I'm all aboard the Docker hype train. Initially I ignored it, but now it's my go-to development tool for anything web related. This site is built on docker! I have a container running the website and then a container running Traefik which auto-configures Let's Encrypt, published with a Gitlab server. Running in Digitalocean because it's fast and cheap.

Last updated: Saturday, October 13, 2018