All in all, just another blog in the wall…​.

Interests

I’m an IT Geek. I typically write about tech stuff. This one is personal.

I like being outdoors. Once upon a time I did a lot of rock climbing. Once upon a time I also spent a lot of energy studying mathematical ecology. That doesn’t put much food in your belly though, so…​

Geek Speak

After many years of using vi/m, in more recent times I’ve come to prefer Emacs. An interest in Lisp seems to be almost de’riguer consequence of such madness…​

I’ve used a lot of Linux/Unix based XFree86 and Xorg window managers and desktop environments over the years. I’m currently favoring StumpWM, a static tiling window manager with very Emacs friendly keybindings.

Operating systems of interest include Linux, Illumos based OpenSolaris descendants, and CoreOS. We make good use of OpenBSD. In the past we’ve had our noodle pretty deep into FreeBSD. Once upon a time in the celebrated days of big iron, I was an HP Certified IT Professional HP-UX Systems Administrator. Yep, quite the impressive long winded title there fer' sure, fer' sure.

In more recent times I’ve been into DevOps Engineering. I like orchestrating talented teams that git' 'er done and git' 'er done well. Yippie yi yo kayah!

This Blog

During prehistoric times I had some stuff on the web. The Internet grew up. I got involved with configuring and maintaining the new wave of various cool kids on the block RDBMS backed scripting and templating interfaced slick whiz bang thangs …​. a.k.a. "The LAMP Stack". Too busy to justify such fantatiscal feats of engineering for a personal site, coupled with the ever growing profusion of the blog sphere…​. Meh, why bother?

Still…​ from time to time…​ while waxing nostalgic about bygone days I’d ponder implementing something akin to the old static workflow using more modern tool sets. Hence, I’v had an eye on static blog/site generators for some while.

This blog is utilizing Cryogen, a Clojure based generator supporting Markdown and Asciidoc markup. I’m sure there are choices out there better suited for your needs. Cryogen looks to be doing a decent job of scratching my itches.

No Comments

The astute reader will note that we do not feature a comment system. Truth be told trying to maintain such would only present yet one more illusion. And certain disappointement. It would be erroneous to conclude, however, that we do not welcome discussion and healthy debate, but only that there are better channels to do so.

Privacy

Gundee & Company logs webserver traffic. We don’t use cookies to track you. Our blog theme does require javascript and makes use of Bootstrap to facilitate adaptive layouts tailored for various device user interfaces. What ever may be happening on their backend, we cannot vouch. For those concerned with privacy issues we heartily recommend taking a gander at HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, uMatrix, BetterPrivacy, Disable WebRTC, and Random Agent Spoofer in more or less that order.

In a breach with what has become the unquestioned defacto standard for most in the blogosphere, we choose to NOT allow our datastream to be subservient to the Disqus 'ting privacy invasive comment system. We refer interested parties to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for further reading.

Social

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I don’t use social networking sites - there be monster in there, laddie!

Can at various times be found in the lurking on freenode at #emacs, #stumpwm, #teamcool, #zfsonlinux, #voidlinux, and most recently…​ Well, one never knows…​ ;D