My name’s Gerry and I’m from Canada’s capital city Ottawa, though I live a bit outside it now. I work it IT during the day and also have a side business fixing computers on-site and remotely for homes and businesses. I’m a huge video gamer, tech enthusiast, net neutrality advocate, animal lover, humanist and frequently a proud contrarian.
The purpose of this blog is to give a single place to put my frequently non-mainstream and sometimes blunt opinions on a number of topics. Many of them will probably revolve around technology and gaming but I may dive into other issues such as economics, politics and social issues or whatever else if I’m feeling adventurous.
I have no aspirations of turning blogging into a career, nor do I have any professional training as a writer. I won’t create the next New Yorker piece but I like to think I’m pretty good at conveying my viewpoints in ways that are articulate, clear and unpretentious. The way I try to write is as if I was sitting with the reader in person and just talking to them. I may tend to use more words than I should but I never try to use fancier words than I need to.
My main goals with Geek Bravado are to both improve my writing skills and hopefully contribute something new to people’s thought processes when considering the various issues of the day. I will think about blog entries before I sit down to write them but I rarely keep notes and the posts are usually written on the fly. This is done principally for the challenge of it.
Posts here are pretty sporadic these days due to time constraints but I do a podcast called the Geek Bravado Ramble, where I do audio versions of my thoughts, using the same core concepts I use for written pieces here. It’s updated far more often.
I do have comment moderation turned on simply to prevent spam but will approve all posts that are intelligently written, whether you agree with me or not. I encourage spirited debate and dissenting opinions. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it!