About…

…the site

I launched this site in mid-2007 as “an annotated linkblog, with occasional reviews, essays and journal entries.” That sure didn’t last very long. These days my public-facing Internet presence is largely confined to the occasional movie review on Letterboxd and posts on Mastodon (reluctantly mirrored to Twitter).

The contact form still works if you need to use it.

…the nickname

“Structure geek” is a phrase that describes my interests, my obsessions, and my usual method for trying to understand the world around me. More practically, for many years it was a phrase I could retain top search engine ranking for. (Searching for my actual name turns up a bunch of talented, interesting, and even infamous people, none of whom are me.)

While my Google juice has long since evaporated, if you see a structuregeek on a public site, there’s still a good chance it’s me. Fifteen years ago this seemed like a somewhat clever and only slightly risky strategy, rather than the catastrophically bad idea it feels like today, but such is life.