About Me

Or, what I’m doing when I’m not paying the bills

The last time I updated this page, the content was 5 years out of date. That was 2 years ago. At that point I realized that a static page page of information was pointless, since I knew that I wouldn’t keep it up. The best solution would be a periodic, date-stamped collection of capsules of what was going on in my life at that moment. In short, a blog. I resisted that idea for a variety of reasons, but I have since recanted that position.

As such, this page can be dedicated to things of a more permenant nature, a hard thing for someone whose basic mantra has always been “This, too, shall pass.” I’ve been prompted to point out that this isn’t as bleak an outlook as it may appear on the surface. It’s also a call to treasure what you have, for nothing lasts forever.

Still, there are things in my life that are likely to remain so for some time.


I’m head-over-heels for this gal. Isn’t she adorable (and sexy!), too? I’m going to get creamed when she sees this picture. Especially since I have quite a few she’d probably rather see here.

On September 22, 2007, after 5 months of planning, I asked Chiara a rather important question. I couldn’t be happier with her answer!

With her (back) in my life, I’ve regained the best friend I lost 10+ years ago. I didn’t even know how much I missed that until I had it back.

She’s super smart, and we can geek about a lot of the same things (though a few of them we attack from opposite ends).


I have a cat. His name is Horus. He’s named for the swirl-pattern on his flanks, that look like eyes. He’s really cute, which is good for him, because he has a tendency to be a little prick.

He loves his monkey, his tiger, RUNNING! And waking me up at 4am. Yes, he’s adorable, but not at 4am.

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!

So many things could go in this space, but most of them are more appropriate in the blog.

I use GnuPG, (here’s my public key, and the fingerprint), partially because it’s a decentralized, “grass-roots” public key encryption system appeals to me, partially because I’m a paranoid fanatic that actually thinks other people give a flying fuck what I’m saying about them, but mostly because I think privacy and crypto-rights are something we should be standing up and demanding, before they’re completely eroded in the name of “national security.”


It may not be breaking news anymore, but I’m still alive.

About this Page

This page was published by Erik Ogan on April 7, 2006, and updated on November 8, 2008.

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