My name is George Wilder; I am a retired software engineer. I use to work as a Telecom embedded Linux engineer, writing system configuration software. Now that I am retired, I want to learn how to develop websites. I created Altoplace to practice what I have learned. I need content to build a website, so I decided to share posts about technology interests such as macOS, iOS, Linux, and other new interests that I may develop.
I also want to include life interests like family, travel, and my personal relationship with God. I have a wonderful wife, and we love to travel together. She is the love of my life. We were both widowed. My first wife and I were never able to have children. But now I do have a family and they call me Papa! Throughout life, my walk with God and his Son, Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit has given me strength and comfort for living.
The Altoplace domain name
How did I come up with Altoplace as a domain name? I was trying to think of a domain name that was relatively short and easy to remember. Thinking of clouds (and cloud computing) and places to live–I came up with alto + place and created altoplace.com.
Even though this is my place to learn how to do website development, I hope that along the way I might share something that could be useful for others. I will try to write posts that are fairly detailed How-to’s, but they may lack certain details. Please let me know if something is not clear; I will update my posts to keep them fresh. I want to use my posts as a reference for myself–even better if it helps someone else. Finally, I want to point out that I am not the expert.
Living life to the fullest
While learning how to develop websites or other technology interests is fun and rewarding, living life to the fullest is my most important mission. I am specifically referring to my Christian life, living in relationship with a God who loves me! I want to live a life of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, which is powered by the Spirit of God who gives me strength to be conformed to the image of Christ. I am not perfect, but I desire to grow in my faith each day. I hope to be able to share about my life’s journey.
I know that God has worked in me to birth a new life that includes forgiveness of my sins and a union to Christ that I could never hope to earn. It is based on his grace, mercy, the atoning death of Jesus on the cross, and his triumphent resurrection to life eternal. That eternal life with Jesus is my ultimate goal.