About

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Who am I?

I’m Anthony Dean, the owner of Diverse Tech Geek.

What is Diverse Tech Geek about?

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Diverse Tech Geek is a blog about my interests in media and technology.

Media topics covered on my blog include: media news; comics; animation; digital media; and diversity issues.

Technology topics covered on my blog include: technology news; digital media (including streaming audio, video, and digital comics); blogging; Linux/open source software; and user guides/tips.

Where do I live?

I live in Seattle. However, I do enjoy traveling when I have the opportunity.

Who hosts my site?

The site is hosted on Digital Ocean.

What CMS (content management system) software do I use for the site?

Since the site's 2010 launch, I ran WordPress. In 2019, I migrated from WordPress to ClassicPress, as I didn't like WordPress' recent changes, including the new Gutenberg editor. In August 2020, I moved the site from ClassicPress to my current CMS, Ghost.

When did Diverse Tech Geek begin?

I first started blogging in 2002. However, I’ve gone through several versions of my blog over the years. The modern incarnation of my blog launched on July 25, 2010. For years, it was named “Anthony’s Notes”; however, I changed it to its current name as of September 10, 2017.

Why do I have a blog/website?

A blog allows me to write about my areas of interest and have a centralized presence online. I also use my site to keep an online portfolio of my writing work, advertise my writing services, and develop my blogging skills.

What are my favorite comics?

Like everyone else, I like the long-departed “Calvin and Hobbes,” “Peanuts,” and “The Far Side.”

Some of my current favorite comics are listed below.

Comics/graphic novels

  • Superman, particularly his Bronze Age (1970s-80s) run
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
  • Lumberjanes
  • Atomic Robo
  • The Backstagers
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up
  • Love & Capes
  • Goldie Vance

Webcomics and comic strips

  • Dinosaur Comics
  • Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Scandinavia and the World
  • AJ & Magnus
  • Questionable Content
  • Check, Please!
  • Cupid's Arrows
  • FoxTrot
  • Plus various others (see here for a current list)

While darker-themed comics can be done well, I’m not as fond of what’s often called “grimdark” superhero fare. (My favorite versions of Batman, for instance, are either pre-Frank Miller, “Batman: The Animated Series,” or other non-modern comics versions such as “Lego Batman.”) A Kate Leth comic strip sums up my feelings on those types of comics.

What operating systems do I use?

I’m currently using a Lenovo IdeaPad 330S laptop running Windows 10. While I prefer Macs and Mac OS, they’re a bit out of my current budget.

I’ve also used Linux distributions in the past, including Linux Mint (Cinnamon) and Xubuntu.

At this time, I’m not accepting guest posts or paid links/infographics/etc.

How can I be reached?

Visit my Contact page.

How to follow Diverse Tech Geek?

On social media, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

My site's also available to follow via RSS, for both the site as a whole as well as the media and technology categories.

You can also subscribe to my email newsletter to receive new blog posts.

How to support Diverse Tech Geek?

I have a Ko-fi page for those who wish to make one-time donations, as well as a Patreon page for those who wish to be ongoing supporters. Thank you!

(Updated 9/16/20)