Hello and welcome to the Niche Tech Guy Blog. All the cool kids seem to be doing this blogging thing so I figured I'd give it a shot. Besides, if my wife can do it ... it must require a high degree of technical sophistication. With that said, let's run down the standard questions.
Who are you?
I am Michael Curran, a 29-year old Industrial Engineer employed at a mid-size manufacturing firm where I do battle daily with Microsoft's Dynamics AX. I live in the Hub of the Universe, better known as
What are you going to talk about?
As the title of this blog implies, I intend to talk about niche technical topics, so the only time I'm likely to mention something like the iPad is when someone is trying to turn it into a coffee maker. A few examples of topics that interest me are Old School PC gaming, hardware hacking, Open Source development, and Roguelike gaming. So expect plenty of articles about hacked together gaming consoles designed to run open source remakes of old school PC roguelikes.
So what's the format going to be, rants, reviews, etc? Also, how frequently are you going to post?
I'll probably do a little of everything to start with and then figure out what works and go with that. So stay tuned. For posting frequency, I'm going to aim for once a week for now and adjust as needed.
Why should we listen to you?
Well, if you are interested in some of these topics, there really aren't that many mainstream sources around. Also, frankly, half my purpose in starting this blog is to practice my writing so I won't exactly be crestfallen if isn't competing with TechCrunch by the end of the week.
I wish to stalk you, what other social media systems can I find you on?
Well, once the TRO is signed, I am on Twitter as SBBurzmali and on Buzz as Curran.michaelp. I have Identi.ca and Facebook accounts, but I don't really actively watch them at this point so, you probably shouldn't bother stalking me there.
So, those are all the questions I ask when I visit a new blog, so now I ask you potential readers, is there anything I've left out of this truly awesome introductory post?