“…so long as I live, I must have a student’s inquiring mind and thirst for learning.” ~ Gandhi

I’m a strong believer in self-directed learning and figuring things out on your own. In fact, all the skills that I use on a regular basis are things I learned by myself, including programming and Mandarin Chinese. I have created this blog to encourage and guide others to go out there and explore new skills.

If you’re new to the site, you should have a look at some of the pillar posts that introduce you to the basics. If you want to read more about the history of this blog, find out why I started this blog.

I’ve also compiled a list of recommended books that are intended to be either helpful or fun to read.

Who writes this blog?

Self-Learner is edited by Eric Nishio (@ericnishio). I’m a Japanese half-blood who taught himself how to write computer programs. The hobby eventually became my full-time profession. I also love to read books, study languages (especially Chinese), and play video games.

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