This week I’d like to introduce you to @Spiritualtramp, a talented man in his own right, and the first new Nifty Tech Blog Staffer! @Spiritualtramp, aka Scott Roche, is joining the Nifty Tech Blog staff as our resident Windows PC expert. Going forward you should be seeing a review from him on some Windows based technology about once a month, in addition to seeing Follow Friday mentions from him. But that isn’t all! Scott is also the Director of Marketing and Assistant Editor of Flying Island Press, an online speculative fiction magazine. He is also an author in his own right with several stories available on Smashwords, as well as his Podcast Novel Archangel. Scott also lives up to his namesake by publishing his own blog of spiritual musings and observations at Spiritual Tramp. Scott is one of the Associate Producers for The Metamor City Podcast, as well as producing Flying Island Press’ Flagship Podcast (In which I provided guest commentary on episodes 2 and 3). I’m surprised that he’s got any time left after all that, but I’m glad to have him along.
And somehow, with all this going on, plus a wife to keep happy and three children to parent, Scott manages to find time for Twitter. The vast majority of @Spiritualtramp‘s tweets are replies, so it isn’t always easy to follow the conversation if you’re not following everyone that Scott is. But if you are watching both sides, you’re in for some good conversations. Scott speaks frankly about writing, technology, geek culture, beer, and a variety of other subjects. Scott can also connect you to a lot of creative projects online through the things that he retweets. He’s well connected and knows a quality product when he sees it.
Hopefully we’ll have some special content for you next week, but at the least there will be another Follow Friday next week. Then on the 25th we’ll have the final installment of the Bird House Rules series. I think this is the last time we’ll do a series in consecutive episodes. Yes, it will draw things out, but I think folks will appreciate the variety. So have a good one folks, and I’ll see you next week!