Hi, I’m Brian Leery, and these are my misadventures.
harmless? bananas! was first published on 31 January 2003 on the Blogger platform. On 21 May 2009, I switched over to a WordPress hosted platform. Finally, on 30 October 2009, at the age of 27, I left everything behind and switched to a self-hosted platform that runs WordPress.
Why is there a need to tell you about the publishing history of this blog? Perhaps it’s something that I’m proud about, that I’ve maintained some sort of presence online just as the Internet was shifting gears from a static Internet, into a more social one. Perhaps it has to do with a small joy I find in finally ‘graduating’ into owning my own domain, setting up the parameters so that I can publish, and creating a sort of framework as to what defines my online self. To me, that’s a type of independence instead of being dependent on the myriad of social platforms that help us connect. Perhaps it is a reminder to myself, of the fascination that overtakes me every time I think about the interconnectivity between humans, thanks to the Internet and the people who have built upon it.
I’d like to think that I’m contributing in my own small way, just by existing, offering rather than taking.
You won’t find me writing incessantly about myself or my personality on this page. I think I’ve left enough clues based on what this site, and all my other digital assets have to offer. In the end, you can’t just take my word for it, but you can easily build a perception for yourself. Have a drink with me if you’d like to confirm your analysis.
At heart, after all the other sites that I’m publishing to, I’ll always come back to harmless? bananas!, because it holds a sentimental place in my heart. In how we become self-aware, running harmless? bananas! has helped me become ‘Net-aware’, that I run just one of countless other websites in the world, each having their own purpose, traits and uses. For now, and perhaps always, despite what happens to the Internet, I hope that this site will continue to exist, and be where I chronicle my most personal feelings, opinions, doubts and triumphs. To write, because I can.
Thanks for stopping by,
This version of harmless? bananas! was started by brian leery in late 2009, and is part of the litford network, a concept created to deal with the fractal nature of our online personalities. You can read about that dreary stuff here or visit his geeky taste blog, geekulture. He also ran singularity industries, a blog that discussed the present, to prepare for the future and ironically stopped getting updated in January 2011
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