“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
~ Charles Bukowski
I am an Internet development consultant who specializes in online business. You might call me a web developer or even a software engineer.
At times, I’ve also been called a PHP web developer, cold fusion developer, organic SEO professional, and done the work of both a systems administrator and an IT support specialist.
I’ve also done online marketing, developed plenty of “content” over the years and more than dabbled in domain name speculation; some people might even call me an entrepreneur.
I enjoy photography, the arts, philosophy, politics, great food, great music, and great conversation. A great conversation does not necessarily have to be about a great topic.
I try to respect creative expression in all of its forms. If someone puts their heart and soul into something creative, that is something to see and appreciate.
I like to travel and for me, traveling is about the opportunity to experience something new, something different, and maybe learn something along the way, if not about yourself, the world we live in and the people who inhabit it.
I believe that there is a difference between an education and vocational training and that there is still great value to an education.
I’m convinced that Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged goes a long way toward explaining modern American culture. This is not necessarily an endorsement of her or her values in any way.
I remain both optimistic and pessimistic about the Internet’s potential to be a force for good in this world.
Before finding my way to the Internet, I studied rhetoric and philosophy at Arizona State University where I received a degree in Communication Studies. At that time I was on track towards becoming a professor of philosophy.
Previous to making my way to ASU, I studied photography and journalism whereby I found myself laying out newspapers professionally before the Internet decimated them.
For a time I was an aspiring photojournalist and managed to contribute to a few publications as a freelance photographer. I still maintain a portfolio of my work from those days.
Going back further, I spent a lot of time playing the drums, hanging out at the local 711, and tinkering with 1960’s American muscle cars.