[Geeks Are Sexy] : Introducing Kiltak
This blog has been running for almost 4 months now (March 2006), and I just realized that I never introduced myself to you guys. For those who are wondering if Kiltak is my real name, well, it's not. The name comes from my gaming years that are now long past (sigh).
I've been working in the IT industry for the past 10 years as a system and security administrator. I like to think myself as a generalist, knowing a bit of everything, and a lot on certain specialized areas. My areas of expertise: Windows OSs (Server / Workstation), networking, security management, Exchange servers and hardware in general.
Before studying in IT, I went to the Montreal University to get a degree in history and pedagogy. I only stayed there for a year because I soon realized that this wasn't really what I wanted to do with my life. That's when I switched to Information technology. A career in an art related field would also have interested me, but after considering it for a while, I concluded that drawing was not something that I wanted to do full time. I've drawn a lot of digital art for an underground art group named Acid Productions between 1991 and 2004. You can have a look at some of my art right here if it's of any interest to you.
[Geeks Are Sexy] has been up and running since late November 2005. My initial goal was to transmit some of my knowledge to fellow computer enthusiasts, while making some great friends in the process (Oliver Rist and Teresa Noreen among others). I also wanted to improve my written English because as you may have already noticed, it is not perfect. I was flamed on a couple of occasion by intolerant DIGG users because of this. Shame on them.
Apparently, people were interested in what I had to say because only 3 months after being opened, [Geeks Are Sexy] started to receive between 1000 and 1200 unique visits per day (3500 now, Nov. 2006). Some of the best articles I've published attracted up to 50000 people in 2 or 3 days.
I'm also happily married and father of a little boy and soon of a little girl (she's due in early April 2006)
Now I'd like to know more about you guys. Just leave a small comment attached to this message, I would really appreciate it. Who's reading me regularly? Don't forget to leave your blog address so I can come to visit you in my spare time.