I do have a small section of board I burnt to the right of the right most pin, the topmost layer is coming up a bit
I suck at soldering
Then just stick to being a programmer. Rule one for soldering, don't solder while wearing shorts. Rule 2, thoroughly understand which end of the soldering iron to hold before starting.
The three most dangerous things in the computing world:1 - a hardware guy with a compiler2 - a software guy with a soldering iron3 - a user with an idea
And any of them with a credit card.