About WebLog Redux

redux | rēˈdəks; ˈrēˈdəks|
adjective [ postpositive ]
brought back; revived : the 1980s were far more than just the ’50s redux.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Latin, from reducere ‘bring back.’

Google my name, Hal Brown and you will find 2,040,000 hits. This is such a common name, it is the moniker of men in nearly any profession that exists. From the major league baseball player, to doctors, politicians and numerous men on LinkedIn have some form of this name.

I did this vanity search, finally seeing my own name on the sixth page – yes I kept going just to see if I was listed at all. There I found my Twitter profile listed. On the tenth page I found a couple of my other blogs, soon to be transformed or abandoned. Among all these celebrated men, what can I offer as reciprocation to those who helped me, both on the net and in real life?

I have worked in IT in one way or another for more than 35 years. My corporate life was with AT&T. Years of schooling and working with digital transmission led me to leave in the nineties and start a business. I worked as a contractor, with a focus on the medical industry, building and implementing networks.

I consider myself a very lucky man. Curious by nature, I’ve worked professionally at several discrete occupations. Besides telephony at AT&T I’ve been a professional dance instructor, worked in commercial real estate, a pro photographer, dabbled in programming, sales, and built web sites as a sideline business. I’ve been writing for too many years to remember, been published in real paper, had a tech column for online publication and of course blogged.

Niche blogging doesn’t work for me any better than staying in one place very long. Weblog Redux is what I call splatter blogging. It is a compendium of my experience on the Internet for the last 15 years, and at times going back even further.

It is my desire to offer what I have learned about the Internet all these years, with a focus on blogging. Those of us who have been around for a while remember personal web sites and journaling, a precursor to blogging. From that, now ancient technology, it is an natural and easy step to blogging.

Finally, I wonder wrabbit_tr_smho will see the connection with the rabbit picture and weblog redux. If you get the analogy, please drop me a line. I’m curious to know who will understand this.

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