I created this site as a personal outlet not tied to a specific entity. While I do have a blog I intend to keep at geekswithblogs.net, I wanted a little more creative freedom over the content. I was not censored in any way by the administration of geekswithblogs.net, but users had very strong opinions about what content should go on the home page or just about any content for that matter. I may be a geek but there are no rules that said I had to keep the content technical only.
As a Christian, I also wanted a place where I could freely post my opinion without feeling like I have to cater to the people that find that offensive.If I write something about Jesus Christ and that offends you then you have two options 1) Ignore that post (it seems simple when you look for tags or categories) or 2) Ignore me entirely. I do my best not to be overly preachy but I'm very quick to determine when I'm being preached to. If you have a problem and your response is some form of soap box preaching in a hypocritical tirade then chances are I'm going to think you're a complete waste of my time. All I'm asking for is the same measure of respect I feel I'm giving and that should easily be visible to anyone that comes here. If it isn't then please don't hesitate to let me know. I don't like being known as a hypocritical douche.
As I assess my current personal situation I've realized that I walk on eggshells around *everyone* whether I want to or not. It has always felt like "my nature" but I absolutely will not do that here nor do I expect it from anyone. If you feel like you have to be sensitive around me then please talk to me about it. I really do strive to be as good as I can be in every aspect of my life and if something is faulting, I would like to know.
In the end, I have nothing but love for everyone and most everything in this life. I'm truly blessed to simply breathe air, walk upright, and be able to speak relatively clearly because I could be far worse off. I'm lucky to still have a mind that functions or the ability to create something from nothing, even if it is only electronically. I feel truly fortunate to be part of the gift of life and I'm trying my best not to spoil the party for everyone. I am still human though so my chances of making another mistake before I die is 100%.
Technically it's still comming!!! but I wanted my first post to officially thank Richard Dodsworth aka "Conkerjo" of Sgt. Conker for letting me host my blog and domain on his equipment. Without such a generous gesture, none of this would be possible.
I also wanted to take the time to pimp Sgt. Conker for its XNA goodness as I play a very small roll in keeping it together. There are a number of admins on the back-end in addition to Conkerjo, like Björn Graf (boki), Catalin Zima (CatalinZ), (Cryovat), Casey Young (ElementCy), and Michael Coles (X-Tatic). It is following the tradition of ziggyware.com in trying to be a great aggregate of XNA information and I must say it is doing a great job for a site that is primarily user-driven. If you've contributed to a ziggyware article in the past and would like that content on Sgt. Conker, or would just like to contribute something new, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be clear, Sgt. Conker isn't trying to 1up or replace ziggyware outright but we're trying to capture as much of the great content that is still relevant.