I have avoided creating a blog for years now. I never felt like I had enough important ideas to force upon the world to justify it. That and I assumed I would abandon it at some point and it would become yet another piece of litter along the information superhighway. I'm not convinced that these things have really changed but there have been a few times recently where I did want to post an idea to a more permanent medium than IRC, especially concerning my latest hobby: OpenStreetMap. So here I am, creating a blog on a Friday night.
Who knows where it will go but I do hope to post occasional observations concerning OpenStreetMap as well as some open source topics in general (yes, I use Linux) and maybe an occasional note about my job. I work as a developer for Kansas State University. Java with a heavy dose of SQL (Oracle) if you are curious.
Now, here is a random picture of me at the end of No-Shave November in 2008. If anyone reading this doesn't know me, it is a horrible first impression because I usually shave. But there you have it.