I started this page back in 1996 when I started my first tech job with Warwick Online. The life of a telephone tech support geek could get pretty monotonous so the opportunity to vent my frustrations for the world to see was very attractive. Back then I was one of the leaders in the “Everything / Nothing” category when just a few people actually started out doing what would eventually be called a WebLog or eventually – blog.

Personally I can’t stand the term ‘blog,’ it sounds like the noise made when someone is about to vomit excessively. As such that’s what blogging has become, a bunch of people with no real communication skills vomiting online. Everyone has a blog these days – it used to be a niche and now it is the norm. Several times I’ve considered just throwing in the towel, shutting off the server, and getting away from this thing.

Originally I think the first title for this page was Marlin’s Place. Marlin being the model of wristwatch I wore at the time (which I still want back, damn it). That continued to change with my moods, eventually landing here at tothemetal.net where the site was called – To The Metal (Who needs a pedal to live To The Metal?). About a year back I brought up Marlin’s Place again, and now I’m at Mixed Signals. At this point in my life, there is no brighter guiding light than those of Mixed Signals.

As for me, I’m a 27 year old computer professional – I maintain and repair systems large and small, as well as the networks that connect them together. While it is a good living it can also be down-right frustrating at times, many times over the past 15 years I assure you. To vent the frustration that no blog could contain, I visit the gym every day at about 6am and top off the day with my Xbox 360 or one of my many other hobbies. I don’t smoke, I rarely drink, I don’t want anything to distract me from the paths I choose.

You’d be amazed where one can land as a result of following Mixed Signals.