My nom de blog is Helmut Monotreme. I am an opinionated middle aged bald white guy. I wear glasses and sport a short full reddish beard. You now know everything that can be known about me from a glance.
Since like four people have asked me to start my own blog, I have. This is it. Here I can share all of my insights with the world, or the fraction of it that comes here to read what I write.
I am politically and socially liberal.
Through a lifetime of failing to live up to my potential I have gathered a small amount of wisdom which I will occasionally share here. How occasionally is a good question, as I have a bad habit of starting things and not following through.
I'd rather define myself by my aspirations than by my accomplishments, since by that measure, I could be Emperor of Mars and Protector of the Asteroid Belt, Kupier Belt and Oort Cloud, rather than another guy who got into IT in the 1990s when all it took to get in the business was a willingness to beat on a computer with a hammer until it started working.*
Seriously though, I think of myself as a bicyclist, a downhill skier, a snowboarder, a SCUBA diver, a computer gamer, a motorcyclist, an avid reader, an atheist, and a guy with way too many hobbies, far more than I think of myself as a database programmer (except for when I'm actually working.)
Thanks for reading and I will try to make it every bit as worth your while to read, as it is for me to post my thoughts here.
*Back in the 1990's when I worked for the local giant public university's computer repair shop, I would occasionally have to straighten out a cheap-ass computer case in order to bend it back into true enough to hold a motherboard and sit with all four feet on the floor. I usually waited for another of my co workers to bring a customer back into the shop area before beating on the computer case with a large rubber mallet.