Basically, it’s a combination of two things I like. Frank Sinatra and networks. I guess I could have named it Sinatra Outdoors Guitar Mac Networks. 🙂
My wife and I love the jazzy, classical, swing-type music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s exemplified by Frank. Combine that with my passion for network security, engineering, and design and you have the name. You also have benboyd.info, a beautiful mix of personal and professional life stories.
I didn’t want to create “yet another tech blog” or a boring “here’s what I did this week blog”. So, I thought a combination of the two was the perfect thing! I travel so much on the job that my “personal” life and “professional” life seem to intertwine most of the time. I
Why even have a blog at all? Good question! For some reason I just like to write. I also want to give back to the Internet community that has basically given me my career. Most of what I know is thanks to Google and the forums, blogs, and websites it leads me to. If I can get a few keyword hits on Google from time to time that helps a techie with a problem, then I’ve done my job for the year. Even my “personal” posts will tend to gravitate to the “how to” side of things, like my Favorite Places Series that lets you know what I think the cool places are.
Why not a cool “techie” or original name for benboyd.infos? Well, I’m pretty creative when it comes to writing or problem solving, but when it comes to naming things I’m only as creative as what I see in front of me. I had the Frank Sinatra station playing on Pandora setting up my network when I named it. 🙂