An inkjet maneuver is a semi-solid emission of ink performed by a startled octopus (blanched inkjet maneuver is the full name). It’s less cloudy than a regular ink cloud and is supposedly more confusing to the attacker because it’s supposed to look like there are more octopi present, giving time for our alarmed cephalopod to escape.

So what’s this blog about, you may ask? It’s a distraction, an online persona that lets me portray traits I like about myself at the moment. Or it’s sharing things I find in the hopes someone else will too. Perhaps I should try this honesty thing I’ve heard so much about, and just write what’s right. So here’s a little bit about me…

I’m a family man: a lovely wife and three great sons spend their time in my home. I have a dog that has a reoccurring ear infection problem. I have an American Parakeet that snuggles on my neck.

I enjoyed Breaking Bad, am enjoying The Walking Dead again (finally!), and love watching movies. Music is a big part of life with the Red Hot Chili Peppers being my favorite band since 1991. John Mayer has proven to be an excellent choice as well—his music has matured and improved since he began. Otherwise, a mixed bag of music just like everyone else.

I drive an ’02 Volkswagen Beetle that I enjoy more than any car I’ve owned. It’s a black, fully-loaded turbo that’s loads of fun to drive. I’m not a car guy, but I love Bugs. The new boy Beetles are growing on me, but I’m not entirely crazy for them.

I’m also a lazy, hobbyist writer. I enjoy stories that try to capture the unique moments of the mundane day-to-day. Or it’s just really, flipping weird. I’ve edited two books written by Kevin Burton on business continuity and disaster recovery. I’ve also done loads of side projects in the past, but that’s mostly behind me now as I finally have a great job that pays all the bills, leaves a little extra, and still lets me enjoy plenty of personal time.

Thanks for reading. I hope you like what you find here. Or I hope you hate it. I just hope you get something out of it.