I have written since I was in grade school, though mostly fiction. I have worked in IT since 1992 and has maintained at least one blog since 2000, back before blogging software, as such, even existed and had to code each page and post in a text editor. Besides struggling with fiction writing, my other hobbies include photography, computer security, movies, and search engine optimization. For many years, my first blog, Diary of a Network Geek, was the number one hit on Google for the search terms “network geek’.
I am also a cancer survivor, having Non-Hodgkin’s, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 2007, which is when I really gained a greater interest in health and diet as well as a new, more open, attitude about trying new things and experimenting to find what works in my life.
You can find more of my work at my Amazon Author Page, which is, admittedly, a little sparse still. Bear with me. I have a day job.
You can also find me on Flickr and Twitter and Tumblr and LinkedIn and Pinterest and other ways, but, for those, you need to e-mail me first.
I’m a lot of things, but one of them is a Level 12 Perl Monk.
I’m also a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a co-worker, a writer, a photographer, a geek, a spiritual seeker, an uncle, a godfather, a Past Master of my Masonic Lodge, and a bit of a philosopher. I have also been accused of being a cynic, a hypocrite, an optimist, a fool, a clown and many other things. It’s possible for me to be all of those things at the same time. As Walt Whitman would say, I am large, I contain multitudes. It’s part of the human condition.
If you’re new here, you might want to read this.
This is my website. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My website is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my website is useless. Without my website, I am useless. I must code my website true. I must code straighter than my enemy who is trying to beat my SEO. I must outrank him before he outranks me. I will!
My website and I know that what counts on the internet is not the posts we write, the noise of our social media presence, nor the number of pages we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will increase our hits!
My website is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its stats and its coding. I will keep my website clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will!
Before God, I swear this creed. My website and I are the defenders of my internet presence. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is displayed in my stats and Google ranking!
Okay, so, this website is ONE of my personal spaces on the internet. Again, as Walt Whitman would say, I am large, I contain multitudes, which requires space. So, mostly, this website exists for my pleasure, amusement, and personal marketing purposes. Everything on the site is my opinion, thought, feeling, creation, or work, except where otherwise noted. Oh, well, except for any comments written by others, which are their opinions, etc. I have strong opinions, thoughts, and feelings. At times, you may not agree with these things, or how I choose to express them. That’s okay. What’s not okay, however, is pissing and moaning about my thoughts, opinions, or feelings. I don’t have time for your bullshit. Seriously. Life is just way too short. If you want to complain about something, get your own website or blog and go at it. For the right money, I might even be persuaded to help you do just that. Keep in mind though that while I’m relatively easy, I am definitely not cheap.
Also, while I don’t generally go out of my way to offend anyone, you’re being offended is not a reason for me to stop writing as I choose. In fact, I may just find it encouraging that I’ve stirred up some emotions in you. It’s just how I am. I am not, however, necessarily fair, nice, kind, or patient with idiots, so you may want to take that into consideration before expressing your own strong opinions in the comments. And, yes, I do read the comments and participate in the comment threads.
In short, I run this site how I want and while you may not always be thrilled with how I do it, you still don’t get to tell me how you’d rather I do it. Okay, actually, you can do that all you want, but it’s best if you don’t expect me to actually pay attention to you. Or care.
Oh, yes, one final thought, any links on this site may, or may not, take you to an affiliate from who I may, or may not, make some small amount of money if you buy whatever you clicked on. Don’t let that stop you, though, because this site isn’t free to me, even though it is to you. I can use whatever spare change you can incidentally throw my way, especially if you were already inclined to buy whatever was at the end of that link. Either way, you’ve been warned, so now it’s on you.
Still feel like you need to communicate directly with me? Then, e-mail me here at me at jkhoffman dot com.