What is this all About

Perhaps you think this website is about me or that I think the world needs to listen to what I have to say. Not so or more precisely, THIS website is about something else entirely.

As I get older I find my memory is not what it was; the fine detail needed to tweak some configuration file or some idiom needed for a quickie script becomes stubbornly evasive and invisible. On top of that, there are times when I google for answers to some of life's irritations, find a plausible solution only to discover that barely 24 hours later, google itself seems to have forgotten all about the magic answer. If I had learned the habit of taking notes and documenting my entire life, these sort of problems would not be an issue at all.

But I didn't, so they are. Faced with an information overload, these essential tit-bits are the difference between letting chaos reign and imagining that

I am in control

With all this technology, the answer was easy: create a blog where I can store this trivia for safe-keeping.

And this is it.

Of course, a useful side-effect is that the entire world gets to share it as well. This is probably a good thing; quite often the solution to problems I have been searching for do not fit neatly into a convenient or obvious search term so my contributions to the global network are a few well chosen words to help you find the answer to the problems I managed to figure out but the Interweb preferred to conceal from both of us - till now.

Good luck with your own problem swatting.


Noun:Incomprehensible technical jargon.


Verb: Understand (something) intuitively or by empathy; Empathize or communicate sympathetically; establish a rapport.


Verb: The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry: "computer technology"; "recycling technologies". Machinery and equipment developed from such scientific knowledge.

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