Software Contractor

Darryl T. Agostinelli

What I'm Doing Now

last updated: Wed Mar 18, 2020, 13:45:50

(This is a Now page. If you have a personal web site, you should make one too)

Home Stuff

C19. Wow. I'm super lucky to be able to work from home with my family around me. I am extremely grateful to the people out there working on a vaccine and for all the medical folks that are seeing sick people. I'm also grateful to the people out there making deliveries, keeping the water on, keeping the electricity on, the police, the firefighters, the EMS, the prison guards and many others.

Luck Favors the Prepared

You can see a logarithmic curve forming in the numbers. The government is trying to blunt the size of the first wave. That is smart. I think we will be successful. I'm very excited about that.

While we're all focused on coming out of quarantine in May, I think we should prepare for more bad news. What's possible is a second wave in the fall, a lot of unemployment and the spectre of a depression after that. These are all defensible considerations to prepare for.

Saggio Technologies

Since last week, we've been helping clients with remote worker challenges. I setup a mailing list on the Saggio web site for people to get remote worker tips as we send them out.

The Manshirt Store

Early in 2019, I founded a new company and then in September 2019, I launched it's web site. The web site is called The Manshirt Store . The company imports men's undershirts from Panama and I sell them through the new store. Check it out! The shirts are great!


I'm still working on my secret project. It's in C. That part is important. LOL. Also, I continue to chip away at Philosophy of Programming .

Working in the Community

With C19 out, Boy Scouts has postponed meetings, the MLF has cancelled truck runs (keep the homeless in your prayers!) and school is closed. The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin has given special dispensation to cease Sunday Mass.

I'm still the maintainer for the Fedora Linux Games Spin. I am now in my 5th year teaching the middle and high school computer elective at Sterling Classical School . This year I am teaching 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. We're learning how to type, use the internet and program in C. I also have a couple of 12th graders doing a cap stone project. I also continue to volunteer for the Boy Scouts and for Mobile Loaves and Fishes . To the extent that I can continue to help these organizations with the quarantine in place, I am doing so.

Cartoon of Darryl T. Agostinelli

I borrowed the slick idea for this Now page from Josh Kaufman who apparently borrowed it from Derek Sivers .