First Blog Post


My name is Daniel Mendez. As of the date this is being written (Summer 2020), I am a recent Computer Science Graduate. I have been fascinated with the innerworkings of technology at a young age, however I discovered my passion of programming during college. I would consider development more a hobby than job at this point with the excitement and endless learning it brings me.

Purpose of this Website

To make good use of all this free time, I felt it may be a good idea to challenge myself technically and compositionally by designing a website. I have worked on websites in the past, but never quite made a personal site I was satisfied with. This website will put my digital footprint on the internet and act as a virtual time-capsule.

I cannot say for sure what future posts may include however I will challenge myself to share interests, beliefs, discoveries and current projects. If I find myself pretentious enough to read my old blog posts, I can reflect on myself and possibly regain some knowledge I have shared in the past.

Reflecting on The Current State of The World

2020 has been a wild ride of a year and start of a new decade. Some days I just wonder how just bad this year can get. It has been over 5 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and it honestly feels like a blur to me. It is as if I have gone through a coma and only recollect the memories before all of this happened...

Memories are hard to keep when memories are not being made

I for one miss and am willing to invite the minor inconveniences of normal life such as feeling obligated to hold the door open for countless strangers or making pit-stops at sketchy gas stations. While I can still do these things, personal interaction will not feel normal for a long time.

Despite these unfortunate circumstances, I am optimistic and believe things will turn around and get better.