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What is tygertec all about?

tygertec is a software engineering blog. It’s all about the code. Or as I mused to myself during a hazy afternoon run along the Brooklyn waterfront,

tygertec is a collection of random abstract semi-pragmatic thoughts on the art and practice of modern software engineering. Expect a medley of lowbrow programming puns and philosophical reflections aimed at refining our grasp of this curiously wondrous craft.

Yeah. It must’ve been hot that day…

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“I just love the original content on tygertec.com. Can I buy you a coffee or something?”

Of course! Coffee helps me keep the lights on. Plus it tastes really good.

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Who is Ty Walls?

Ty Walls is the guy inside the “tyger” suit. He’s usually seen around code-landia with a big toothy grin and a bounce in his step, waving at tourists and park workers. Free HugOps. Pictures with the tyger cost $20, plus the prime rate. ;)

But seriously ;-)

For a serious treatment of Ty, see  Ty Walls, the “ty” in tygertec (meta C.V.)

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Twitter: @tygertec
GitHub: tygerbytes
Keybase: tygerbytes
YouTube: tygertec

Disambiguation

Once upon a time, this site was the only result when you Googled “tygertec”. Nowadays, you’ll see all sorts of results. All these kids, walking on my lawn… :) Which sites and accounts am I actually affiliated with?

The Real tygertec

The following sites have user accounts called “tygertec”. I did in fact create these accounts at one time or another.

Site Description
twitter  @tygertec
Stack Overflow  That is embarrassingly me. Unfortunately I’m a bigger S.O. consumer than contributor.
XDA forums  I created the account intending to contribute to the community, but I got too busy to do anything with it.
Memrise  I’m a fan of mnemonic techniques. I played with Memrise when they first launched.
Ecomodder and CleanMPG: When gas first hit $5 a gallon I learned the lost art of “hypermiling”. I could squeeze 50MPG from my 26MPG EPA-rated Corolla!

Impostor tygertec’s! =P

I’m not affiliated with anything else called “tygertec”. Most of the other instances are accounts for gaming sites and forums. I’m not much of a gamer. For me, writing code is much more fulfilling than playing games. Funny story: I have a weak math background, partly because I spent math class distracted writing BASIC programs on my TI-83. Here are some notable “tygertec” accounts that I hereby disown and ban from my lawn:

Imposter Description
GitHub  Someone took my moniker in 2014 and just sat on it. ( My GitHub account is tygerbytes.)
YouTube  There is another gaming-centric “tygertec” which I am unaffiliated with
Google+  Not me. Seems like this user is really into gaming.

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