Hello and welcome to the new SteveSloan.com blog.  This is going to be a place for me, Stephen D. Sloan Jr., to write about my interests, mostly related to technology.  I am a working software developer and a part-time computer science student.  I am a constant adult learner, mostly self taught, who is passionate about technology and the new ways that it can help business, society, and freedom.  This blog will probably be mostly about the methods, languages, and tools that I happen to be studying at any given time.  Currently I am studying the Scala language, functional programming, and whatever subject I happen to be taking a class for.