yeah that's right, another blog.
there were over 15 million active blogs in 2009, so i figured i should get in on this while it's still emerging technology. being on the ground floor of something like this is really exciting.
(for my illiterate readers, that was sarcasm)
so with that many people actively slinging opinion, why do this? funny things happen, insane things happen, and i, like apparently 15 million plus others, have a take on it. and we should. famous golfers cheat on their supermodel wives, the show jersey shore exists, WE NUKED THE MOON, and commercial pilots are drunk in flight. and that was just last few months. if you really think about it, all of the people who see these things around them and choose to express their two cents on the web are doing humanity a service. we don't actually want historical archives on our generation to be some amalgamated version of cnn and access hollywood, do we? so consider this my contribution. observations of the world with a technocratic spin.
so what's my story? well, i generally have something to say about everything, whether it's openly verbalized or not. as one who spends a lot of time in the throes of american and global pop culture, there's a lot of things that i see that i think are great, and on the other side of the coin, trends that i find downright horrifying. maybe that's me taking the first step to becoming a cantankerous old man. who knows.
but enough about that, here's a little more on me (let's face it, all blogs are partially fueled by ego) - i'm an engineer and a businessman, and the self proclaimed mayor of brown town, who through a series of ridiculous events, became embroiled in the glamorous and horrific world of IT. as irritating as that can be, it gives me power, money, and holds me accountable to a few less rules, so for right now i deal. i stumble across a lot of funny things from this view, from simple things like people calling equipment "thingys" to people thinking android phones mean "we can buy robots." i really wish i could say i was kidding about that one.
i'm an unabashed nerd, technology enthusiast, scientist, gamer (i really hate that term, we should come up with something new). but that doesn't mean i don't enjoy the business side of things just as much, as well as numbers and graphics, and dabble in a little philosophy and the abstract, and when forced, politics.
so i'll start this show off with a once a week scene, so to speak, or maybe two, on some of these aforementioned topics. but most likely it will be a collection of stories on why your IT department hates you. i dunno. we'll see how this little experiment works. if i get 5 readers i'll consider it a win. hope we can have some fun.