Sunday, 6 May 2012

Who the hell is Ovid?

Your author on a ferry to Dublin, Ireland
I live in Les Lilas, a suburb of Paris, France, with my wife and daughter. I'm an American who's lived in five countries, have a fairly popular How to become an expat blog, an incomprehensible programming blog, one book on Perl Hacks and a Beginning Perl book on the way. "Ovid" is a nickname I picked up a long time ago and that's how most people know me online.

What I no longer have, though, is a personal blog. Given that my expat and technical blogs are, for obvious reasons, constrained to expat and technical issues, I have to be careful about what I write there. I'm tired of that. I want to be able to say "fuck" without offending more people than usual. I want to feel free to rant about the idiocies of economics, politics, or ramble on about dreams of being a writer.

My wife and daughter at a park in Paris
And so here we are. My old LiveJournal account is exclusively dedicated today to pointing people to my expat blog and returning there would be awful. Who still uses LJ? I'll probably repost some of my more memorable posts from LJ to this blog, such as how I caught my identity thieves, a story that went viral back in 2005.

In short, I'm going back to being able to write what I want, when I want. Damn, that feels good.

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