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About this site

This site is a pre-emptive strike against cybersquatters (or "domain name brokers" as they like to call themselves). I can dramatically shorten my explanation by giving an example: Hewlett-Packard. I mean that part HP that doesn't manufacture printers and other computer ditties and that has split off under the name Agilent. I mean that part of Agilent that doesn't make spectrum analysers and that split off under the name Avago. Head for the address bar of your browser and type what you would think is their web address. Wrong. Nevertheless read what you see. There never was a project Avago of course. Anyhow it appears that the laws supposed to prevent cybersquatting can be easily circumvented by putting up the feeblest excuse of a web site. By the way, if you're wondering, Avago's web site is at avagotech.com. A decidedly un-flashy url but it shows that they didn't cave in and shell out. A company that did cough up, for example, was Cirrus Logic, to get hold of the domain name cirrus.com.

So here I am squatting on my own name. This site is not about me. It's not about sounding off (I do enough of that elsewhere) it's not to attract future employers (if this is how they find out about me it's time they changed business). It's about marking the four corners of an as yet unused spot of virtual real estate.