If you’re here, there’s a very good chance you’d like to know more about me. Given that I am my favorite topic to discuss, I’d be happy to oblige.
I was born, raised, and continue to live in New York, mainly because my stuff is here. I reside about an hour’s train ride from Manhattan, which gives me easy access to everything I could possibly want without having to pay soul-crushing rent that comes with living in a major metropolitan area. It’s swell.
I have spent a majority of my adult life working as a middle-management type in retail or information technology. I’ve found, though, that after you set things up correctly in either of those fields, your job mainly becomes one of maintenance, which is kinda boring. Fortunately, thanks to a one-two punch of being laid off from my last job due to a corporate restructuring and a giant stroke of luck of appearing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, I was left with some time to finally figure out how I want to make the money to afford shiny new Apple products and the more-than-occasional burrito. To that end, I now work as a Professional Freelance Nerd, an (appropriately) weird job title that I explain in more detail over here.
eT3.io is my new catch-all space for all my online stupidity. For the better part of two decades, I’ve mainly resided at eD! The Musical (or “eTM”), and this is essentially eTM 3.0.
Why the Change?
The answer is so hipster-ific and pretentious that it makes me want to gag a bit, but here it is: artistic integrity.
eD! The Musical was something that I did strictly for fun, and the lack of regular content updates shows that. It was where I went to make mocking jokes about technology and pop culture and, more frequently than I should have been comfortable with, cross-post things that I made jokes about on Instagram.
However, my current job is way, way more focused on doing stuff on the internet and, while that’s way more fun than any job should ever be, it will require a more structured, detailed focus than eTM really allowed for… And, frankly, the idea of using eTM to make money made me uncomfortable. That was where I went to not worry about work, and turning it directly into work was weird for me.
I once read an article about working from home that made mention that, when you first make the transition, you should designate a specific space to work from… That way, your whole house won’t remind you of work, and then you have a spot to relax. This is basically that, except with websites instead of actual, physical living spaces.
What Sort of Stuff Will You Talk About
Whatever I damn well please, although that is likely to mainly focus on technology, comedy, pop-culture, food, and general weirdness. I’m not promising to stick exclusively to those categories, but it’s going to be what you see most often.
For a more in-depth look at my ethics and personal disclosures, you can read my Disclosures page. Here’s the TL;DR version:
- Any content that is sponsored will be disclosed at the start of the article and labeled as such.
- Any links that will somehow generate compensation for me will be underlined in green.
- I don’t have any stocks, and I don’t manage my own 401(k), so nothing I say is done in an attempt to game any markets or whatever.