Welcome to DataDrake's!

So, you managed to find this place. My quiet little corner of the interwebs and the blogosphere.

Now what?

Here you'll find a collection of my thoughts, passions, and hobbies. If you stick around long enough, I hope you'll be able to find something that resonates with you. If you keep coming back, I'll try my best to hold up my end of the bargain and continue adding new content for you to enjoy.

If you'd like to know a bit more about who I am, check out my About Me page. Over on my Blog you'll find conversations about thought experiments, programming projects, tech news, and more. If you are interested in the Projects I am working on, I've highlighted the ones I'm the most proud of. From time to time, I also dabble in a little photography and digital art. You can find the resulting albums in Photos. Some people might prefer to see me in in action over in the Videos section, where I keep a listing of my most-recent livestreams and vlogs. Lastly, Links contains a compilation of some of my favorite websites, books, and papers that I think you'll find interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!
— DataDrake

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Welcome to the first of the on-going series that I will feature on datadrake.com!

Meditative Musings is going to be a bit of a catch-all for many of the topics I might cover that may not warrant a dedicated series of their own. But if you all like one of these posts enough, maybe a new series will come out of it as a happy accident. Either way, expect this series to be almost completely random and probably a reflection of what I am thinking about or what is going on the day that I write them. The name pretty much says it all. These posts will be "meditative" in a more philosophical sense; thought experiments based on my own experiences and interpretations of the world around me. They will also be "musings", a double-meaning which includes things I find amusing or which inspire greater reflection. Maybe even a mix of the two. Let's start off with a fun example.

Well, here we are at the start of another new year.

I am not really one for New Year's Resolutions. People tend to make promises to themselves that they will never end up keeping. Promises I myself have broken many times. But this year I have decided that it is time to do something with this website, even if it does not amount to much of anything.