Welcome to the new and improved
About Me profile About page.
My name is Jeff and I’m a software engineer living in Jonesborough, Tennessee. I lived in Montana until very recently. Seven years in Troy and then nine in Bozeman. My family moved out West when I was three and now I’m most of the way back to where I was born. I graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Computer Science in May of 2006.
I started reading blogs at the beginning of 2003. Actually, I can pinpoint the day: February 26th, 2003. Don’t worry, I don’t have that memorized; I was able to find the message board post pointing me to This Modern World, the first blog I started reading. After that it sort of ballooned into all sorts of blogs, such as Altercation and Daily Howler.
Then, for reasons I’m still not sure about, I started my own blog in May of 2003. Like most people, I started at Blogspot. That was sorta cool, though most of my posts were sarcastic one-liners about various news items, the occasional comment about the administration having something to do with 9/11, etc. You know, far-left sort of stuff. I think I’m past that now. After a couple of hiatuses, I moved to a Movable Type blog on webspace I had as a CS major. I was never really comfortable with that and eventually I moved to my own domain and space. A bit later, I switched to WordPress, the best blogging software out there.
Outside of this site, I was one of the bloggers at the short lived Blogs for Bush Rebutted site in the summer of 2004. I also helped start the ill-fated ProgressMontana with Matt Singer and the Montana State College Democrats website (since taken over and revamped by someone else). I did some volunteer website work for Lynea Seher’s campaign for Gallatin County Commissioner. I also blog at Montana Netroots on occasion.
A word about the content of this blog: I write about pretty much every subject that interests me. Looking at what I don’t write about and inferring an opinion from that isn’t a good idea, as I try to write about stories or issues that I have something useful to say about, not just everything that irritates or interests me on a daily basis. I also want to point out that I have virtually no formal education on the subjects I tend write about. They’re my opinions and thoughts and the facts I use to support them may be incorrect. You rely on them without corroboration at your own risk.
If you were wondering, this blog’s name comes from a Soilwork song called Generation Speedkill. No real reason behind it; I picked it to use for online stuff (like forum user names) and couldn’t think of anything else to call my blog.