I’ve always been a dork. Be it science, technology, literature, or sci-fi, I have always been curious about most anything. An advantage of being a nerd is you are rarely bored because there is always something new to learn. And being a dork has served me well. Adolescent (and ongoing) awkwardness aside, curiosity and dorkery have gone hand-in-hand to help me succeed fairly well professionally.

But only recently have I rediscovered how rewarding being a dork can be personally. I’ve had some jobs that I have loved, some that I have accepted, and some that I have hated. They have all taught me a lot. But often you don’t consciously realize all that you are learning as you are learning it. What some of the worst jobs taught me all too well was how to stay busy at work. To be solely focused on my professional projects at the cost of sacrificing my personal time. Only in the last couple of years have I been able to re-learn what it means to take more time for one’s self. Only recently have I remembered how much fun it is to geek out on my own projects.

That is what this site is all about.

This is a place to share my ideas and experiences on all dork projects. Some current, some planned, and maybe a few dug up from the past. Why? Because curiosity and discovery are their own rewards and should be celebrated and shared. Even if the projects don’t work, you can always learn from them. Even if the ideas aren’t new, they are always new to you when you first learn them. And learning is always exciting.

I am not so self-serving to call myself a renaissance man. There are far too many geniuses from history that prove I am most certainly not among them. But renaissance was about more than any individual’s achievements. It was about all of our achievements and what we could accomplish together as a society. It was about rebirth and transition, moving from the middle ages to modernity while rediscovering science, art, and humanism. That’s the renaissance and that’s the rebirth I mean. This is a site to celebrate a personal rediscovery of being a curious geek.

To adapt Herb Caen:

The trouble with born-again [geeks] is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.