It’s a question that some of my readers (or friends/family) might ask about this blog. Why do I do it? I’m sure buried back in my early posts, I attempted to answer it. Now that I’ve got a year of blogging under my belt, I thought I’d talk a little about what I’m doing here.
Just happened to notice that today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of It Came From The Nerd Cave! Time does fly when you’re having fun. Big thanks to all seven of my readers. Anddddd a big “GO AWAY PLEASE” to all the freaking comment spammers. While I appreciate that you “find my blog amazing and savor my informations*,” no, I’m not going to post a link to your website selling half-price Louis Vuitton bags.
I spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk in front of a computer in a dingy, windowless, government office. The absolute last thing I want to do when I get home is sit at a desk in front of a computer. Unfortunately, the busy life of a renaissance nerd means I need to have a PC handy. The obvious choice was to get a laptop and that’s what I ended up doing.
I’ve never been a huge fan of laptops. The few times I’ve played with them in the past, I found them to be clunky and I absolutely hated touch pads. After some research, I went with a Sony Vaio, getting a nice deal on Amazon. Adding a Logitech wireless mouse took care of my aversion to touch pads.
I’m a planner. Sometimes that can be a bad thing. I frequently succumb to what’s known as “paralysis by analysis.” G.I. Joe claims “knowing is half the battle.” For me, knowing I have this problem doesn’t always keep me from falling victim. But in the case of my new Nerd Cave, I made a conscious & disciplined effort to keep that side of me down. It’s not every day a guy’s wife tells him to take a whole room and do with it what he will (except, of course for hanging model airplanes) and I didn’t intend to squander the opportunity.
A couple of weeks after my wife gave me carte blanche, we sold the headboard and mattress. The room was empty. It was time to start making the “making it happen” part happen. I sat down with a pen and paper.