A video welcome to the newest class of Standing up School.
“There are things you can’t fight. Acts of God. You see a hurricane coming, you get out of the way. But when you’re in a Jaeger, suddenly, you can fight the hurricane. You can win.” —Raleigh Becket (Pacific Rim)
Tabula rasa is a Latin phrase often translated as “blank slate” in English and originates from the Roman tabula used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it. This roughly equates to the English term “blank slate” (or, more literally, “erased slate”) which refers to the emptiness of a slate sheet previous to it being written on with chalk. Both may be refreshed repeatedly, by melting the wax or by erasing the chalk. (Wikipedia)
I started this site in 2007 as a place to show off some projects that I had built, you know, that stuff built in college and to be used to show off for job hunting. Over the years I tried a few times to just clean up and “refit” what was already there, but my previous efforts have stalled for many reasons (most of them I suspect were personal I’m planning to talk about those in a later post). So now, in the spirit of ‘Tabula Rasa’, I have wiped out my old site and now starting off fresh with new content, new ideas, and a perspective (and since I managed to break the old one so badly I couldn’t get into it … oops). My little piece of the electronic world will continue to be a place to show off random projects (coming soon – Minecraft Server and some vaguely awesome fiction), but now also to share opinions and other possibly thought provoking materials. Or I am just going to annoy and piss off people, and since this is my site, I can do that.
So without further ado, I declare this new oddly shaped piece of digital frontier open for business. Enjoy your stay, or don’t, it’s up to you.