Who are you?
I'm more interested to hear who you are :). I'm Ruben Schade, mid twenties, software developer, 180cm tall, shy, never wears matching socks. I'm Australian in my passport, but grew up in Singapore and consider it home, though I'm warming to Sydney.
A sovereign city state in South-East Asia. Quite possibly the tidiest, cleanest, safest place on Earth. Former expats like me call it The Bubble for that reason. Great IT, engineering and science culture. Microcosm of new and shiny. People are quiet like me. Just don't mention the Lee's.
What is this terrible weblog?
I started this site in 2004 as an outlet for high school angst, then it became a vessel for my podcast, then over time it morphed into a mostly-tech related blog. It may change into something else, it's like a living beast with impeccable taste.
Why is the site aligned to the side, instead of centred?
Why shouldn't it be?
What's with the logo?
I designed it for my fledgling primary school troubleshooting business (aka helping parents with printers!), and in 2006 I decided to resurrect it. It reminds me of my optimistic youth, so its nice to have it hanging around.
How do you write posts?
In raw HTML in Vim on my beautiful little ThinkPad X40 or my heavy but dependable MacBook Pro in coffee houses. I don't know what it is about the hustle and bustle and the smell of fresh espresso wafting through the air, but it's magical :). When it's late at night, I put the capabilities of my Mac Pro to shame by writing up blog posts on it instead.
What are the rules for posting comments?
Keep things civil, and don't spam. I know you know what this means. Constructive criticism is encouraged and rude insults ignored, unless I can come up with a joke about it at your expense ;).
Can you write a favourable review for me?
I've been asked to do this four times now, and every time I reply by saying that animals aren't the only creatures that can't digest astroturf. That is, unless I'm allowed to explicitly state that I was paid off for your paid post, which probably goes against what you want ;).
What is the word?