So this blog has existed since 2006. Â There’s a story there somewhere, but it almost has to start with “Who hosts a blog for a decade with so little updated content?” Â That will have to wait.
For now,Â InksEnd is actually an anagram for my name and the first initial of my last name — Dennis K.
Yeah, I stayed up all night thinking of that one. Pretty clever, eh? I should join Mensa. Iâ€™m married and a father of two. I work in the technology industry, have a few degrees and certifications, and Iâ€™ve learned a few three letter acronyms and four letter words over a few decades.
The quote is an adaptation from a former U.S. president. Â He made a similar comment about a substance he said he did not smoke. Â He later told all of us he didn’t have sex with a young intern. Â Yeah, he seemed to have a malleable relationship with reality. Â He was a lawyer at some point so that all makes sense.
I canâ€™t say what purpose this blog serves, but occasionally I have a thought that doesnâ€™t fit into Reddit, Facebook or the comment section of someone elseâ€™s blog. Fortunately for you (and me), I am not under the impression that many people read my comments on others blogs and I suspect this blog will draw equal attention.
So Iâ€™ll try to keep this from being another self-important shouting post on the information superhighway. Itâ€™s more like a series of tubes. Yeah, like tubes. In one end I pour random ideas and on the other end things come out. Well, theyâ€™ll come out as long as the server is up, the internet is up, and youâ€™re in front of your browser looking at this site. So itâ€™s pretty much a crap-shoot as far as anything coming out.
So in essence, InksEnd is like Speakers Corner in London except itâ€™s held far away from where anyone goes for opinions, doesnâ€™t guarantee to inform about anything interesting or controversial, and is generally safe enough to stand near.
And the quote?
“I experimented with ink pens a time or two. And I didn’t like them, and didn’t press down on the paper, and never tried them again.”
It’s a play on something a former president said. Â I thought it was funny and related to how I feel about writing by hand.
So on with the muttering to myself.