About me

It strikes me that there are a lot of ways I could introduce myself. For example, I could go all Moby Dick with something like, “Call me Kevin,” or break it down with Eminem: “My name is (what?), my name is (who?), my name is…Kevin.” Or I could be all secretive, refusing to identify myself and responding to inquiries about my identity by saying, “Wouldn’t you like to know?”

Those might not be the most appropriate introductions, however, so I’ll keep it simple.

My name is Kevin Blackston. I’ve been tinkering with computers and websites since the 1990s, and working with them full-time since I made the jump from radio news in late 2007. I earned my CompTIA A+ certification in 2015, and I’m currently Senior Web Administrator at the American Culinary Federation. (The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of ACF.) In my free time, I collect stamps and operate a philately-focused website, Philosateleia.

My reasons for starting this blog are threefold:

  1. I want to build a personal knowledge base for recording problems and solutions I run across, both for my own use and hopefully to help others.
  2. Blogging earns continuing education hours toward CompTIA recertification.
  3. I’ve wanted an excuse to play around with WordPress.

For the most part, my posts will probably be tech-related in some way. That doesn’t mean I’ll never write about anything that isn’t, but computers and tech support will be the primary focus of this blog.

So, welcome, and enjoy.