About Me

So the blurb on the side wasn’t enough for ya, eh?  Want some more info about why this exists in the first place?  Okay, have a seat, gather round children.

I’ve been on this blogging game since I was a wee lad.  From throwing together shit one-page sites using the free version of Frontpage back on Windows 98, to a right proper ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵖʳᵒᵖᵉʳ hosted WordPress site.  I’m not sure what it was/is that compels me to write what I do.  I guess everyone needs an outlet, and this is mine.

I’m a huge tech buff.  Electronics, computers, all of that stuff.  I run a modest homelab in my place – includes a self-built FreeNAS server, an HP ProLiant VMware host for messing around, gigabit throughout, etc.  I live for it, seriously.  I hope to blog about the set ups, trials and tribulations, and other shit I do in my spare time.

Cars are my second love.  It all stems back to that interest in how things work, how to take them apart, how to put them back together.  I usually do my own oil changes.  I’ve owned several project cars.  Currently I’ve got an Audi TT roadster, but time and money being the usual assholes that they are, I haven’t worked on her at all this summer.  It’s depressing, but c’est la vie.

Politics never used to be all that large in my life.  I leaned left, wanted the best for everyone.  Take care of our poor, our sick, our elderly.  Help those in need.  With the results of the most recent election, politics came a bit more to the forefront of my attention.  I’ve moved a little more to the left, needless to say.  I’m definitely not a fan of 45.  How bad things have gotten when it comes to white supremacy, racism, and bigotry should worry everyone.  I’ll try to keep the political ranting to a minimum, because let’s be honest – there’s enough of it on the interwebs as it is.

I love me some TV and movies.  Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot, Rick and Morty.  I prefer TV shows that aren’t copy paste jobs.  Interesting, unique stories are what draws me in.  Fuck those cop dramas that you can hardly differentiate between.  For movies, Jurassic Park will always have a place near and dear to my heart.  All of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.  Anything by Christoper Nolan.  I’ve got nearly 400 movies on my server and nearly 1000 episodes of television, all of which can be streamed remotely or locally using Plex Media Server.  I love it.

Musically I don’t really give a fuck.  I’ll listen to pretty much anything.  The only exceptions are Christian rock, gospel, and a vast majority of country.  My ideal mix is electronic mixes with the likes of Deadmau5, Mat Zo, Nero, and rock music of A Day to Remember, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and the like.  Classic rock is what I grew up on – Boston, REO Speedwagon, Starship, Led Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc.  I’ll give anything a try, but it usually takes a while before I become a fan of something.  Case in point, ADTR.  Hated them when my circle first started raving about their music.  The more I listened, the more they grew on me.  Now they’re near the top for my favorites in the rock genre.

So yeah, that’s me in a few paragraphs.  Stick around and you’ll get a better gist of what the Bestivus is all about.