I’m a computer security professional and occasional author, and this is my blog. I’ve been blogging since sometime in October 1999. My earliest content is lost to the ages, but there’s still a lot here–1886 posts and counting, at this writing.
I’ve always been a fan of underdog computers, the stuff nobody else talks about, and that inspired the name. For a long time, I wrote mostly about technology. In recent years I’ve probably written more about personal finance than anything else. My tag cloud will help you see what’s here. And as I have time, I go back and add tags to the more enduring of my existing posts to make cross-referencing easier. When you write for 11 years, you’re bound to repeat yourself a bit, and update on earlier topics whether you realize it or not.
I do accept advertising on this site. This can present a conflict of interest. A good professional publication deals with this by putting advertising and editorial staffs on separate floors. Some don’t even let them use the same elevators. I can’t afford an ad person, so I let Google handle my advertising. They give me some code to put on the page, they populate it with ads, and every once in a great while, they send me a little money. When I review hardware, it’s hardware that I paid for, or that someone I was working for paid for. Based on my experience with the product, I write a review, and I call it like I see it. If I find something wrong with it, there’s no reason for me not to tell you. If I say I like it, it’s because I really do like it, and would buy the product again. You don’t have to worry about the prospect of a vendor sending me a box of hardware next month coloring my view. If someone sends me a box of hardware next month, it’ll be because I ordered and paid for it.
I try to post when I can, but I can’t promise I’ll write every day. I have a regular day job for a large company that sometimes requires me to travel. I have a wife and two young sons. And I frequently moonlight on Saturdays. I used to feel bad if I didn’t write every day, but these days, I make no apologies for that. I try to make up for lack of quantity by keeping the quality fairly high.
Whether this is your first visit, or you’re someone who’s been with me since 1999, I appreciate you stopping by, and hope you’ll be back soon.