I'm a nerdy guy from Adelaide in South Australia. I love good stories and future technologies. I enjoy sharing my passions with others, so I write about what I find interesting.
About The Geekorium
I've said I love to share my passions, and The Geekorium is where I can do that. The web is noisy, so I confine my yelling to this room of the house rather than make people listen to me. It's just a place where I can be me, write what I like, experiment with the latest technologies and share what I know with people who are interested.
About my Passions
I use a Windows 10 laptop at home and everything I use is accessed through Firefox. I used to use Google a lot for my online life, but increasingly I've tried to dilute the amount I use them and use paid or truly Libre options. I love free software 'cause I've gone from being a poor student to working in education, and think that it's wonderful that people see the benefit of free tools for learning. I do pay for a couple of fantastic services that are simple, cheap and reliable though: Primarily Amazon S3.
I read Fantasy, SciFi and comics 'cause life is too short to read about every day stuff. I don't watch much television (except a few well made shows) 'cause it bores me - I prefer the net. I love super-hero movies and old sci-fi (Plan 9 anyone?) 'cause I like a spectacle as much as I like a laugh. I love anything bursting with silliness (The Muppets, Pixar, Dr Seuss, Monty Python, The Goodies etc.) 'cause growing up is hard and it takes the edge off.
I love the web 'cause it's full of people willing to share what they know and create. I drool over new technologies 'cause I can start to imagine what life might be like in the future. I appreciate being asked about technology, 'cause I can pay forward some of what I've taken from others.
About this site
For what it's worth, I've placed most of what I write under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Australia License, which means you can take it or re-use it if you say where you got it and don't make money off it. I offer it because I believe that some things in life should be free, and my life (and this wonderful thing called the Internet) has been enriched by the good will and hard work of others.
I love analytics tools, because I really like seeing what pages people enjoy reading. But recently I've become more concerned about my own online privacy, so I've tried to look at the data I collect about my own visitors.
I've stripped back what data I collect from my visitors using the Matomo analytics tool. It's self-hosted software so no information is sent to a third-party and IP addresses are scrubbed of personally identifiable info. If you're not a fan of any analytics though, you can easily opt out of being analysed on any of my sites using the tool below:
You can get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Telegram. You can Buy Me a Coffee if you like what I write. And if you want to email me super secret encrypted stuff my PGP key is here