Welcome to my about page. A page dedicated to things about me. I’ve retired and left the United States for Southeast Asia. I’m traveling slowly through Vietnam now and will soon reach out to Cambodia, and Thailand. I spent 20 some years doing Technical Program Management particularly around infrastructure and cloud services. I’ve left that behind.
Before that I did new world archeology across the southern plains, southwest, and finally in a lot of places in California. The deserts, mountains, foothills all let my feet touch them. My favorite is the Mojave Desert and that small, delicate finger of land in the western Mojave. There around those once small towns like Rosamond and Mojave. I rambled across many of those places and others searching.
Just a note on the images on the blog. Most of the pictures were taken with my absolutely stellar FujiFilm X100F. Unfortunately, the Fuji X100F was lost due to an accident. I now am using the FujiFilm XT2. The XT2 is a beast of a camera and I’m having fun learning. I can get lens for it but it kind of defeats the purpose of the Fuji cameras as portable devices ready for fun on the road! Its a camera that’s more than the sum of its parts. If you’re looking to find a digital companion that is easy to pack but offers superlative functionality, I’ve found nothing better. Sorry Sony, Nikon, or whatever. I’m just a novice though and the nice thing is that these cameras offer something always to grow into.
For a little history, I’ve been around the blogging scene since before 2000. I used to write my stuff over on Advogato but its gone. Then I worked at Technorati when it did blog authority stuff and the 100 most popular blogs. I’ve had self-hosted wordpress blogs more times than I remember and dabbled in Drupal, typed in TypePad and mumbled in MovableType. Now I’m at this place.
This blog now captures my travels as I slowly go to the places I want. If you don’t like things here that’s okay. Try something less challenging like here. Its safe and you know your way around.