Who are you?
Why, I’m an approaching 0x20 years old hacker with an aversion to the whole Web 2.0 shtick, of course. I’ve been into computers for practically all of my life, into the ‘net for more than half of it, into UNIX for a more than ten years, and into Python for more than five. I’ve dealt with system administration, professional services, software development and systems architecture. They’re listed in chronological order as I’ve done them, but I guess they’re also listed in ascending interest order for me these days. For a significant (but relatively shrinking) portion of my career I’ve been more on the selling/product development side, you know, those guys with the buttoned shirts and strong command of Microsoft Office, and I humbly think I was decent at that line of work, but I don’t think I’d do it again. I love the terminal window too much. That’s, of course, unless it paid too well to resist. Listen, if you care so much about who I am to read this far, why won’t you check out my Google Account page.
What’s with the Web 2.0 aversion?
Ugh… I don’t know. I’ve been using the Internet for quite a while longer than most other people my age, I’ve been hooked on BBS and then chats/IM as a teenager, and I’m ecstatic about the semantic web, so many technical trifles overjoy me to no avail. However, I never got the whole 2.0 thing, I was left rather underwhelmed, I guess. We’ve had /., everything2, IRC and Usenet already, what else do them chompers want to make the ‘net more social? So I’ve opened this blog just in 2010, I don’t have a Facebook
or Twitter account, I begrudge my LinkedIn profile… Every time I do something 2.0-ish, it feels a bit dirty. It feels like I ought to go wash my hands. My penchant for paranoia and an aversion to cat pictures probably didn’t help, either.
Ahm, what’s with the weird title of the blog?
Oh that’s nothing. The title is really nothing to write home about.