Jason C. McDonald

Author | Speaker | Hacker | Time Lord

You've reached the internet home of Jason C. McDonald, a.k.a. CodeMouse92: storyteller, communicator, enigma hunter, and bow tie aficionado.

Officially, I'm the CEO and Lead Developer at MousePaw Media, and the Production Editor at AJ Charleson Publishing LLC, where my books are also published.

If you're looking for my popular "Dead Simple Python" series, or any of my other tech articles, you can find them on DEV.

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Who I Am

Code

I have a profound love of programming, with a special appreciation for legacy code, debugging, and low-level languages.

On a deeper level, I love enigmas and other puzzles, of which codes are one type.

Mouse

In a prank war nearly two decades ago, I depicted several online friends, and eventually myself, as rodents in an original web game. My character was "Luke D. Mouse", a nerdy little rat who adopted the "Mouse" surname to avoid species discrimination.

I've had "Mouse" in nearly all my screenames since. It reflects my imagination and my storytelling.

92 (Nine-Two)

"And [Jesus] sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing." -Luke 9:2

"Jason" means "healer", reflective of the calling on my life to bring healing to people's hearts and minds.

I am deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion! It's the one topic I'll get ferocious about. I have been blessed to be on the receiving end of white American privilege — although I identify more with my oft-invisible Mohawk heritage — and I love using that privilege to amplify diverse voices and to challenge assumptions.

Above all, I am redeemed and continually transformed by the grace and love of God through Jesus Christ, my King. Everything good in me is from Him. I am a member of a church, although denomination matters little to me ("Is Christ divided?" -1 Corinthians 1:13). As to what I believe, the best summary is found in the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do you mean by 'time lord'? Isn't that just a nerd reference?
A: 'Time Lord' is a running joke that is actually quite a bit bigger on the inside. See that page for more.

Q: Wait...you're not Brian Sodano, are you?
A: If you're looking for my friend CodeMouse (Brian Sodano), you can find him at codemouse.com

Q: Why does your website look like 1998?
A: Because I wanted it to.

I make no particular claims to normality...

Around The Web

I'm pretty easy to find online. By and large, the best way to get a hold of me is through email or Freenode IRC (##c++-friendly, #learn-programming, #python, #ubuntu-offtopic, ##uncomment).

You can email me at . If you're feeling twitchy about security, you can email instead.

As to Facebook, I ditched the Big Blue Book a long time ago and deleted my account. (In light of the recent creepy/illegal/unethical stuff they've pulled, I urge everyone to do the same.)