I have a tendency to be quite thorough when it comes to the information I provide, and I’m almost always technical — that is to say, you won’t find me involving myself with politics or “managerial” schmooze-ish stuff; only the facts here. Real problems, real solutions, with verbose explanations.
If you hoped for something more personal, here you go: I’m single, I don’t drive a car (by choice; I bike (as in bicycle)), I absolutely love Nintendo/Famicom, I studied Mandarin Chinese for 5 years and presently study Korean and Japanese, I’m American but spell British most of the time, I’m introverted but am often mistaken for an extrovert, I’ve had IBS since 2000 (which makes life extremely difficult for me), I love a good chicken yakisoba, most of my friends aren’t in California or even the United States, I’m honest 98% of the time and will always speak my mind, I don’t vote (by choice), I curse like a drunken sailor, I’m addicted to GameCenter CX, I don’t believe in material gain/wealth, I want to strangle people who write “loose” when they mean “lose”, and I hope that one day something I’ll say will impact someone in such a positive manner that they’ll show up at my doorstep 20 years later just to thank me.
Regarding my blog posts:
I politely ask that you do not contact me over any of the information provided in my blog posts. I have received hundreds of Emails (when my Email address was visible) from random Internet users wanting all sorts of things — some want more information, some want to fight/debate/argue, some want me to edit/update my posts with “things that solved the issue for them”, and some want general technical support/assistance.
It’s important to understand that the information I provide here is done on my own time and by me. They are based on my own experiences, almost always with coherent and justified evidence/information. However, even more importantly, there are many reasons comments are disabled on my blog. Simple version: my blog is not a forum. My blog is a one-way communication outlet. (Keyword: one-way)
If your issue is with a commercial product, contact your vendor or the manufacturer of the product and provide them with feedback and/or ask for assistance from them — that is what they’re there for. The more people who inform vendors about problems with their product, or solutions that can be used with their product, (ideally) the better the product can become. Tell the vendor/manufacturer, not me!
Regarding the header image on my blog: