About

pixel5 | Aaron Baxter

Yep, that's me in the picture above with the love of my life (my wife is there, too). While I do many things in the realm of technology, I like to think of myself as a developer. Code lies at the point where art and logic meet; it allows one to be entirely creative while also having a definite right answer. Over the years I've done so much in so many different areas, I think I'll just say that I'm a 'mid-end developer' as I don't believe I fall into the front-end or back-end completely. My preference is to seek out needs and meet them as opposed to being told what to do. For me, much of the fun in programming comes from discovery, and that means finding the problem as well as the solution. Being the one to identify an issue or a need pretty much guarantees that you understand the 'why' behind it.

I'm a black coffee guy. My free time is most often spent on eSports (taking video games too seriously), lifting, and participating as much as I can in every real sport there is... including yelling at the TV when Texas Tech is playing pretty much anything. I live in the growing southwest corner of Lubbock, TX (where I'm building a house!) and I work as a sysadmin and developer. My wife and I most enjoy terrorizing our chihuahua, Sophie, and finding many creative new ways to do so. I'm thinking about getting a mini quadcopter for such purposes, actually. Oh, don't worry, she dishes it out too, that little brat.

I'm a blessed man, for sure. There is a contact link below if you'd like to drop me a line!

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Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Matthew 6:34, MSG

Projects

Some of my projects are hosted on my site (see the Projects menu), others are just out there. Here is a list of what I've done, both recently and long ago, that I have created from scratch and forked from other projects. In no particular order:

  • IRC URL History 
    A combination of a crontab'd PHP script, irssi, and a drupal module. I collect any URLs posted to the IRC channels that I reside in on my server and store them in a MySQL database, which serves as the data source for a small drupal module that allows them to be searched/queried.
  • Quakecon BYOC Map 
    I have been to Quakecon several years in a row now and I love it. I just wish that the BYOC map on the registration site was searchable. I couldn't bear it, so I made my own. I pull from the Quake API and store the player information in my own database.
  • Quakecon Directory Chrome Extension 
    A straight-forward extension that uses an API that I created using the SLIM framework to connect to my server and search for any player in the BYOC via name, clan, or seat number.
  • API 
    Full documentation coming soon! Right now that site is just a blank page, but clicking here will show you an example of how I'm using it.
  • For other miscellaneous projects, visit my GitHub page.
PHP/Drupal
PHP/Drupal
MySQL
MySQL
HTML/CSS
HTML/CSS
Javascript
Javascript
Linux/Debian Server
Linux/Debian Server
Women
Women
Coffee/eSports/Guns
Coffee/eSports/Guns