My name is Rory Haggard, and I have been working in IT professionally for 9 years and tinkering with computers for nearly 21. While computers and technology have dominated my personal life to a greater or lesser extent for most of my life to this point, they are not my only interest. As an undergrad, I majored in philosophy and minored in religious studies. I am fascinated with the human condition and finding underlying rational explanations for everything that people do that doesn’t seem to make sense at face value. That’s where this blog comes in.

Most of my professional career has been in end user support. I have seen firsthand how people interact with their computers on a daily basis and there are many interesting patterns that emerge when one steps back and takes a long view of computers. I would like to emphasize that my remarks and insights on this blog will not be a condemnation of any particular pattern of behavior. I am merely describing what I see, offering commentary on how this state of affairs came to be, and to offer my thoughts on ways to improve one’s overall computing experience. Please take my commentary in the spirit that it is offered: I only seek to improve the world, even if in a minuscule way.

I will primarily discuss the intersection of philosophy and technology, a rather ripe field in this day and age. Mostly this will be a chronicle of my more topical philosophical investigations into life in the 21st Century. I also plan to spend a fair amount of time discussing Linux, Free/Open Source Software, DIY ethics, and approaching your computer from a position of power. My goal is to provoke thought in my reader and spur him/her to action.

Updates are scheduled for Sundays and Wednesdays.

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