About Code Panda

This is the new home for the web applications I build. I split it out from our personal site-which has, among other things, our blog and pictures-for a couple of reasons.

  • logical separation of the contents of our website
  • making both websites easier to maintain by not having to keep them looking the same

Why Code Panda?

Well, it's kind of like of like code monkey. From wikipedia.org:

The term code monkey generally refers to a computer programmer or other person who writes computer code for a living. More specifically, it refers to a person only capable of grinding out code, but unable to perform the more intellectually complex tasks of software architecture, analysis, and design.
Of course, code monkey is a little too popular and pervasive for me to get any kind of reasonable domain name with that term. And, in the spirit of Intemporal, which got its name from a pair of gloves bought at night market in Taipei, the use of panda comes from a snack we get occasionally at the Asian grocery store called "Hello Panda." In addition, we have several items in our house featuring pandas, and it's somewhat in recognition of our appreciation for Asia, and that part of the world in which I grew up.

It should also be noted that pandas do not have as much dexterity as monkeys, and as such, however poor quality you might expect from a code monkey, a code panda may tend produce even poorer quality code. I love the pandas dearly, it's just that using computers is not their forte.