This is the website of zachary cohen (zacharyc). The name coming from the old unix idea of creating a username with first name and last initial. I’ve been using it is since the start of my career, nearly two decades ago.
This website contains information about me and my interests. Blog posts will rang in topic including the following:
New Years Resolutions
Most posts are relatively brief, but every once in a while I’ll dive into a topic. I also have a list of my projects.
I will be updating the content of this site as regularly as I can.
Burger Bender Roundup
Newport Burger Bender 2024 is over, and I am sick of burgers. Over the past week, I tried ten options from restaurants on the Island. While some were offered off the island, there was plenty closer by that kept me busy. After trying so many burgers, I am at a loss for how some of my friends have tried more. I’m sick of burgers and will be shocked if I have another in the upcoming weeks....
This week in Newport, RI, is Burger Bender. It is an event by Discover Newport where local restaurants enter a burger into a week-long competition where diners vote on their favorite burger. This year, there are 52 burgers broken down into three categories.
Full details on all the burgers can be found here.
So far, I’ve managed to try five burgers, and when the week ends, I’ll post my review for all of the ones I’ve tried....
Learning Clojure Part 2
I am still working on learning Clojure for a fun project. As I’m going through the learning process, I want to talk about a couple of resources.
Calva If you like Visual Studio Code, which I do, you should know about Calva, an extension for VS Code. This extension is fantastic. It has a straightforward way to get a REPL up and running and a starter project, making playing around with the language pretty simple....
Love In All Forms
There are many more technologically relevant things I should be writing about today, but forgive me. Today is February 14th, and as such is known as Valentine’s Day. While my truest Valentine is my dog, Coco, this day can be a day of sharing love with others. That is the way I celebrate.
I’m telling everyone out there that I have an affinity for you. Even if we have quarreled and disagreed, you deserve love and affection....
Dogs of Newport
Not wanting another project, I created another one: Dogs Of Newport. One of my goals for this year is to start retaking photos. Not just take pictures but also make photos. Spend time trying to get something decent out of the box we call a camera. One of my favorite subjects is the dogs in the town. As a dog owner, a chunk of my daily is set aside to care for my four-legged best friend....