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Gasp! My Secret Identity Is Revealed!

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

You observant folk may have noticed that my blog now identifies me by my real name. Now, those who know me might be a little surprised by this because they are familiar with what a private person I am, but I say screw that.

First of all, if I was really and truly concerned about privacy I would not be posting a blog.

Secondly, while usernames/handles on the Internet are fun little games in and of themselves, it seems kind of silly to be posting stuff about my life and thoughts while using a pseudonym, when anyone who is really curious could just look at my email address and figure out who I am.

Finally, the more I get into the habit of writing, the more I am rediscovering my love for it. I am starting to take my writing a little more seriously, and not in a self-conscious way, but with a joy I have not felt in years. If I do decide to continue in this path, especially considering how much time I spend writing either writing blog entries or putting notes together for future entries, it would be nice to have my name associated with my work. Admittedly, the stuff I post here is not exactly the quality level I would want to submit to a publisher, it is very good exercise for my creative muscles as well as being a hell of a lot of fun.

With that explanation out of the way, I have a special message to those readers old and new who don’t really know me: Hi!


I’m Not Dead
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Wow, I’ve been slacking with this blog the last few days, but with good reason. I had a very busy weekend and now I am ill. This weekend I had my normal crazy work schedule, although the multiple viewings of Serenity did mess up my sleep schedule a bit.
My New Title
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My friend Christina was just accusing me of being deliberately mysterious. Admittedly, this is sometimes the case. The important thing is that Christina has officially appointed me Minister of Intrigue. How sweet is that?
Apology And A Trailer For Things To Come
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It was hot and miserable on the road at work today. I set up detours, dealt with summer school kids and was still somehow bored the entire time. I didn’t even have the energy left to watch all of Princess Mononoke (which I bought on DVD today), and that is sad.