Welcome to SoloCog.com

What this website is and is not

This website is something I am using to learn to build websites from scratch. I am typically building this website while streaming. Please feel free to check out my stream of building the website as well as setting up this server.


This website is likey not going to be perfect and may not be something I go back to in order to revamp. I again, am using this only to learn and setup my server and website from scratch. I am currently writing this using VIM (vim > nano). I plan on building a GIT pull system and a script that will keep the webiste up to date from GIT. I am not currently at that point.

Items I am working to learn

At this point I am basically attempting to learn everything. I am following a few courses which are:

Writting up this website is something I am also using to learn and cement the information in my head. Due to this currently being only in VIM, please excuse any typo's that I may have. I likely won't see them so you should ignore them. However if you can't I also plan on building some different things

Things I plan on building

I plan on building quite a bit on this site of various odds and ends. My main project is going to be some of the learn websites that I am building. The main one being Learn To Admin. I have already mentioned that I plan on building a GIT script. Lets list some that I am currently thinking of:

  1. GIT Script (auto site updates from GIT)
  2. Website LearnToAdmin
  3. A form to submit bugs/feedback (lets be serious, likely tons of bugs)
  4. A timer page that just is a perpetual timer every 5 minutes makes a noise of my choosing
There are more I am sure but that is what I am currently thinking of. Oh and of course a NAV manu. I really need to work on that one. I am not sure how to pull that off yet but I am sure I can figure it out.


Let's talk about motivation, specifically mine. I want to be able to build websites to help people. Now I am not just saying that without thinking through why. I want to be able to help the "little guy" in this case. The mom/pop shops that just don't know where to get started or what to do. They want to get a website, don't have a lot of money to spend and are feeling overwhelmed. I also want to be able to help family. I have a few family members that have businesses that could really use a website. I unfortunately don't have the skills at this point to make anything reasonable.

That is why I am creating this website. I want to be able to prove to myself that I can create websites for people. So with that in mind I am going to be creating a lot of various items. Such as the form I talked about before as well as other items. Maybe an ordering form, I would use this just to send an email or something possibly. I don't want to deal with SPAM so we will see on how to handle that. I would also build maybe a reservation form/app and a few other items.

Check back for updates

I build this website and work on the server in my free time. This unfortunatelly is very limited due to many factors. I have a full time job as a Site Reliability Engineer/Software Engineer, this takes up a large amount of my day. I also have two toddlers that take up the rest of my time. I think I will need to make a page just talking about kids and parenting as being a parent is one of the greatest things that has happened to me. I also have 3 dogs, 3 ferrets, 1 cat, 1 gecko, taking care of these animals as well leaves me with limited time.

The limited time that I do get, I attempt to stream and work on this website (or play video games). I used to be addicted to video games, I am working to break that "curse" but still get pulled back from time to time. The latest game I have been playing is Helldivers 2. I also just won a free game from brucegreene on twitch twitch.tv/brucegreene. I got to pick the game and I picked Screeps: World. I picked this since I have had my eye on it for years but it didn't seem like a game I would ever pick up. I want to use it to learn a bit more JavaScript (I know nothing).

Long way of saying, check back for updates as they will be random.
Version: 0.02