Greetings & Salutations!

The Origin Story...?

In computers and the Internet, a geek is a person who is inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology.

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It's not often one finds oneself being perfectly described, but that definition pretty much hits the nail on the head...

Even as a wee little tyke, I was taking things apart, trying to figure out what made them work. Sometimes, I would even put them back together. If I was lucky, they might work afterwards, too.

Fast-forward a bunch of years: you'll still find me taking stuff apart, but now I can almost always put things back together correctly.

My overly-inquisitive nature eventually led me to discover the wonderful world of technology. Be it the wizardry behind the ubiquitous CRT television, the fascinating logic of digital circuitry, or the never-ending quest to master a programming language, I find myself enthralled by the wonders of our modern age.

One thing I have learned as I strive to comprehend various technologies: there are not many n00b-friendly (that's "new user" to you non-geeks) resources on the web. Simple things, like how to format a string for console output, or what the proper tags to use for the content of a web page should be. While it is fun to search the Internet for hours trying to find an intelligible sample or guide for solutions to these simple problems, I would hope to be able to answer a lot of those questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Hi! How are you?
A: I'm super! Thanks for asking!
Q: And the point of this site is...?
A: I try to pass on what I've learned, hopefully in a more simply-worded manner than the source I obtained the knowledge from (if it wasn't something I figured out myself).
Q: So, who gets to write stuff around here?
A: Anyone who registers can post comments on the various entries that have been posted. I recently switched to an open comment system (for the time being). Akismet is now being used to filter spam bots (and careless users). If I grow to trust you and feel you are capable of contributing to the site, I can create a profile to enable you to post site content.
Q: Can I request topics for new posts?
A: You bet! The whole point of this website is to try and spread knowledge. If you want me to explain something in better detail, or talk about a whole new topic, let me know!
Q: Can I request new features?
A: Sure thing. Just understand that not every feature you think may be useful is worth the time it may take to implement to me. That being said, I do heartily appreciate feedback, so feel free to drop me a line anytime!