Why I started a Blog
My dad told me to be the quiet one, let the other guy do the talking he’d say, that way you know what he knows and also what you know, he only has the benefit of his own knowledge. I couldn’t disagree more. If we all thought that way there would be no blogs and Google would be worthless. The insanity of this selfish attitude is perfectly summed up by Yossarian in Joseph Heller’s Catch 22
“From now on I’m thinking only of me.”
Major Danby replied indulgently with a superior smile: “But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way.”
“Then,” said Yossarian, “I’d certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn’t I?”
I simply want to share my knowledge and experiences with anyone willing to read. But back to selfishness, the blog also serves as a memory jogger for myself; often a solution discovered gets forgotten and has to be rediscovered later. At least it may save me the trouble of reinventing one of my own wheels. I hope it can help others also.
I work in the Nashville, TN area as an IT Professional and am a self-confessed geek. You can check out my LinkedIn profile here, I’m open to offers of employment in middle Tennessee.
I like to take photographs (That’s my photo in the page banner). I also walk and play backgammon when I’m not glued to a computer/droid somewhere.
I plan to post mostly technical stuff here, but who knows what may occur as I get better at blogging. Oh yeah I’m a total blogging noob.
Oh and I can’t write either. (I consistently came 24th out of 28 in spelling tests at school and got an F on my English literature ‘O’ level). So friendly help and advice is welcome.
Some of my posts will provide links to products and services I have discussed. In most cases the links are just that, links. In a few cases I have established affiliate accounts with the service or product provider. Links may include a referral code that typically benefits both the reader and myself, often as extended or expanded service for us both at no extra cost. In a few cases the links will benefit me only but will not include any additional charges to the reader.