About Me pages typically come off as arrogant, and frankly I have no desire to convince people how awesome I am. I’m not doing this for ego, or to fill a void in self-esteem, and you’re obviously interested in something about me or else you wouldn’t be here. I’ll keep this quick and simple so we can both get on with our day:
1. Who are you?
I’m Jack, and I’ll be your host.
2. Why are you doing this?
On advice of friends, colleagues, enemies, and people in the Starbucks lobby, I was advised to have a web presence. That way if I ever do anything awesome (like invent self-cleaning toilets) or do anything awful (like hold the cast of Dancing with the Stars hostage), and people try to find me, there’s at least something out there.
3. What do you do?
I’m a cloud engineer currently, which is a fancy way of saying I’m a button-pusher. I’ve done routing, switching, security, your usual basic IT-related stuff. I also like to write, which is hopefully why you’re here – in case I say something clever or interesting.
4. What’s with the header?
That’s sunrise on Mars as seen from the NASA rover spirit, and it’s awesome.
5. Why don’t you have comments enabled?
Because I have a sinking feeling most people don’t want to leave comments to tell me how awesome I am. I think they’d rather tell me I need discount drugs, or coupons for trips to Tahiti. I like going to Tahiti as much as the next guy, but this isn’t a free-ad site. If I turn comments on, that means I gotta sift through them and kill the spam. Frankly, I have better things to do with my time, and you have better things to do than read spam. So, in a way, I disabled comments for you too. You don’t have to thank me.
6. Isn’t this a WordPress site?
Yep. Highly customized, but WP is among the easiest and cleanest ways to post lots of content without killing yourself learning overly complicated WYSIWYG editing, multiple languages, and other such nonsense.