As the name of this blog implies, I’ve been writing garbage for the internet since time immemorial. My first ‘weblog’ was basically an html form with really basic CGI behind it which simply pasted whatever I typed in onto the top of an HTML file. This worked fine back in the innocent, early days of the web, but you can imagine what happened when the spammers found it :) Since then, I’ve tried rolling my own more elaborate scripts, using movable type, toying with Joomla and Drupal.
The other problem I found is that as the world caught on, the things that I could write about safely dwindled. I used to love writing about politics, religion, and other controversial (everything is controversial for someone or other) topics, but when employers, potential customers, etc, figured out how to google my name, I felt inhibited, to say the least.
While on the topic – googling ‘Carlos Morales’ can be a bit risqué. For what it’s worth, I’m the boring, nerdish, computer-engineer-from-Puerto-Rico Carlos Morales, not the foot-fetish Carlos Morales, though I’m sure my tocayo makes a lot more money than me.
So, here I go again, giving this self-expression thing another try. What drove me to start blogging again is the desire to write longer, more thought out-pieces, things which would drive my friends on Facebook to de-friend me in droves. I’m sure I’ll find innocuous things to blather on about. I’d also love to get a few collaborators – fellow writers who want to have a quiet, out-of-the-mainstream place to have deep discussions.