About the Longbored Surfer (Pedro - @longbored)
Online, I go by Pedro (though I respond to it offline as well). By day I'm a data geek (with SSMS/RS/IS). By night I'm a husband, father, mac geek, and perpetual micro-hobbyist. 'Why longbored?' you say? I was very bored with a previous job, and I came up with this site one dark evening. My family has been my wonderful cure to boredom, and my links give a good summary as well as this photo:
If you're text-oriented, here are some things I like (in no particular order, and to varying degrees): web design & development, Apple (OS X & iOS), Video Games (Nintendo (Zelda, FTW), Minecraft), Music, Sports (LA Dodgers, San Antonio Spurs, LFC (YNWA)), Legos, board games (Cribbage, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, or a killer game of Go Fish) & food. Probably other things too. Like sentence fragments.
The name of my site has inspired a kindred bored surfer to name his site in a similar fashion. Find Paul Seys at the ShortBored Surfer.
About the site
I love my Mac, and have done everything for the site on it. My preferences are with:
- Fireworks - graphics
- BBEdit - general text editor
- Coda - HTML & CSS editor
- Transmit - FTP
- MarsEdit - blog entry editor
For the actual web side of things, my grandmother, mother, and dead dog have no clue, but I use:
- Movable Type - my base CMS
- Flickr - handles all my photos
- Mint - handles all my site stats
- DreamHost - runs this site (and others) and does a freakin' awesome job at it (Want to help pay for my hosting? Gee, that'd be real nice of you!
Additionally, some people (see: hardly anyone) might care to know I use:
- Twitter - ensures I don't write blog entries shorter than 140 characters
- A handful of other socially-oriented sites that handle a bunch of random things for me… but those are of even less interest to even fewer people.
My Fever Feeds
Previously I displayed a list of the feeds I read (and their unread counts), but it was bogging down my shared server. Not enough of you seemed to care, so it's no big deal that I no longer publish that list. Despite that, I still love Fever, and love that Reeder works with it.
If you're going to ask about the recipes, they've been removed. You can read about that here.
I've removed my contact form, because some idiots kept sending me spam through the form (and in no particular language, so it's not like I could read it). If you really want to contact me, find me on Twitter and mention me, or figure out some other method.