Hi, my name’s Wintermute. Well, not my real name, but my handle, anyhow. Here’s a little about myself:
I’ve been blogging, on-and-off, since before that was even a term. I had written a tiny little php script somewhere around the year 2000 or so that simply let me add entries to the main page of my site. It didn’t let me edit (unless I downloaded the entry, edited it, and re-uploaded it via ftp) or allow comments, but I think it still counts. Also, much later in the game, I wrote for a couple of Linux blogs and actually got paid for it. Hey. 20 bucks is 20 bucks. I didn’t say I got paid much for it
Also, I’m a huge fan of Douglas Adams. so much so that, when I discovered h2g2.com in 1999 or 2000 (I think. It was before the beeb took over. They’ve since sold it back off) that I immediately signed up become a “researcher.” My researcher number is 156736, and I still log into the site every now and then. I’d consider myself a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is.
It goes without saying that I’m also a fan of William Gibson.