By Brian Boyko
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Hey – this is Brian Boyko, and I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be contributing on a regular basis to Geeks Are Sexy. I used to be an associate editor at HardOCP.com‘s consumer division, where I wrote OEM computer reviews and have two pretty well-read articles I’m proud of, “30 days with Linux” and “30 days with Vista.”
I’m also editor of Network Performance Daily, which is a blog about enterprise network computing – specifically, the performance of enterprise network links, servers, appliances, applications, and hardware, (although I sometimes went a little far afield from that and reported on news that affected everyone in the IT department) and is the official company blog of NetQoS, a company that makes network monitoring tools – Kiltak and I have been reading each other’s blogs regularly for a few months now and he invited me on board.
Unlike many tech bloggers, I didn’t actually come from a technical background – I’ve got an M.A. from the University of Texas in Journalism and a B.A. from Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology in History. Of course, you can take the Geek out of CompSci, but you can’t take the CompSci out of the geek – my B.A. concentrated on the history of the second industrial revolution and technology, and my M.A. concentrated on the journalistic impact of the blogosphere.
I’m living and working in Austin, Texas. In addition to my tech blogging, I enjoy a rousing game of Hero System tabletop roleplaying (though I’ll play Dungeons & Dragons in a pinch,) participate in Austin-area Improv Comedy at the Coldtowne and Hideout theatres, and obsess over cult TV shows like “Doctor Who.”
Anyway, I’m still trying to get the hang of things here, but I’m looking forward to writing for the site and hearing from everyone out there in the Geeks Are Sexy community.