Ray W. JOhnson

CAll Me RayJ

Pronounced RayJay.


He who walks behind the code.

I read about programming, think about programming, talk about programming, learn about programming, and dream about programming.

Ray W. Johnson


About Me

The Beginning

Born in the mid 1960’s in a Utah. Grew up in the next to the Cascades in Springfield, Oregon. Did my high school years in Pahrump, NV. Where I finally got the opportunity to lean computer programming on an Apple IIe. Cerca 1982ish. I soon had a Commodore VIC20 and then a 64. I was well and truly hooked. I read about programming, thought about programming, talk about programming, learned about programming, and would often dream about programming. For me, coding is more than a technical skill. It is an art. Concept, design, create, debug, update, test, implement. I see coding as an artist sees painting.

Programming Languages

A list of the coding, systems, or frameworks that I have some experience with: PHP, Javascript, HTML/CSS, PERL, C / C++, C# / ASP.NET, REBOL, Delphi / Pascal, Java, Rebol, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Delphi/Pascal, C, C#, C++, MySQL/MariaDB, MSSQL, WordPress, vBulletin, Code Igniter, Skeleton, Media Wiki, Laravel, Node.JS, and many more (that I cannot recall).

I have dabbled in a great many things related to computers in general. Including, but not limited to: Crypto currency and block chain, networks and networking, graphic and graphic cards, input device, storage, home built computers, displays/monitors, WIFI/wireless, and on and on.


The Enigma of Linux

I am a Linux person. I prefer open source. Prefer not to support the secret worlds of those other operating systems. That is not to say that I cannot work equally well on those other operating systems. I do charge extra for that.

I am comfortable with command line work and manually editing config files. I prefer to know things work. This helps solve many problems.

I do most of my coding on a “A fast and lightweight IDE” called Geany. I have tried various RAD like development systems (PHPStorm, Visual Studio Code, Atom, etc), they are all fine, I am just to set in my coding style to convert over. I may (eventually) use Atom or VS Code.


I have traveled a bit. Visiting about half the states in the US. I have visited the following countries: Japan (Tokyo), China (Hong Kong), New Zealand (various), Italy (various), and Thailand (various). I have landed at airports in Taiwan and Germany (while traveling) but did not get the chance to visit.

 In the near future I will be moving my base operations to Thailand. The land of smiles.