I don't see much benefit in keeping my identity secret, so allow me to lay out my cards on the table upfront. To the uninitiated, here's a quick introduction of myself: I am Michael Gonzalez, a Filipino from Valencia, Negros Oriental with a degree in Computer Science from Ateneo de Manila University. I'm currently working as a software developer in Cebu City. I was born in New York City in 1985.
For a long time I have resisted the temptation of making a blog. Although there were some inspired moments that I wished to have a venue to vent my mind to the world, for the most part these times were few and far in between. If there is nothing to post, a blog would just lay idle and eventually be forgotten, and I really don't want to have the shadow of an abandoned website hanging over my head. Anyway, hopefully I can muster enough energy to post here on a somewhat regular basis (just give me some time to figure out how "regular" this basis will be).
Actually, I did once have a blog-like site long before the word "blog" became widespread, and even before the very concept of the blog became popular. Back then it was simply called a personal website. People had to build their layout from the ground up, update pages by editing the HTML, and manually add timestamps to posts by looking at a clock. These days, the novelty of simply having a website has worn off. In order to get people listening, you need more than just a venue, you need to have something to say.
With that said, I hereby inaugurate this little corner of the internet. :) *cuts ribbon*