February 17, 2009 by Daniel Stack
I’d been thinking of doing this blogging thing for a while. To be honest, I’m not certain anyone wants to hear my random thoughts. But I like expressing them.So first off, what am I hoping to do? Part of that involves who I am and what I like to talk about. I’m into politics, history, computers, science fiction, religion, comic books, roleplaying games. I’m a well-educated/informed geek. So those are the types of things I’ll probably be writing about. Maybe I’ll do this for a week or two and decide its kind of lame or end up feeling silly. Maybe I’ll be doing it for years. I’m not really looking to make gobs of money and quit my day job. I actually like my day job – I’m a software engineer working in storage virtualization if that means anything to anyone.
As I mentioned I like history a lot. I especially like the history of the founding of the United States – the events leading up to the Revolution and the formation of the government. In explaining and defending the US Constitution in The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison collectively assumed the pseudonym “Publius”, from Publius Valerius Publicola, one of the founders of the Roman Republic. I made the leap from Rome to Greece and did a play on words, hence the name of this blog “Publius the Geek”.