Tuesday, July 01, 2008


This page aims to be a point of contact for me (Cal Harding, your humble narrator) separate from my jabberwocky ranting and opinions that litter the rest of this blog.

If you need to get a hold of me, your best bet is e-mail. I can be reached at cal(_at_)calharding(_dot_)net

I sporadically lurk on Freenode using the nick "Cenobite".  You may or may not run into me there.

I regularly, uhm, "tweet" and my Twitter page is at http://twitter.com/calharding

    About Cal

    Log Line

    A nerdy South African on the run from mediocrity uses his only weapon, the Internet, to save the world.

    Longer version

    Most blogs' "about" pages and other assorted vanity fluff are written in the third person, as it gives the blurb an air of faux-professionalism.  If you consider that the vast majority of these blurbs are written by the blog authors themselves, it does incite a chuckle.  Since I don't have my own publicist, I'll be swimming against the stream on this one...

    My name is Cal Harding.  I am a South African, a nerd, and a pop-culture junkie, though not necessarily in that order.  I'm not one of those Weezer-listening wannabe geeks either, but someone who paid his dues getting beaten up in school back when reading comic books and programming computers were things which could get you beaten up.  I've worked in IT and also enjoy playing guitar, writing, amateur astronomy, and playing Go.

    Of course, that isn't all I am, but it is mainly what I blog about: technology, geek-interest, movies, music and sundry, all from my own unique perspective.  If you like what you see, then subscribe and tell your friends and co-workers, if not... well, it's a big Web out there and you're free to move right along; I won't miss you.

    Be sure to check out my contact page if you need to get in touch with me.


    I'm happy to make all of my original content, unless otherwise noted, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.

    This license permits you to copy, share and transmit my work free of charge, in any medium, as long as you credit me (Cal Harding (a link to the site would be nice, too (nested parentheses!))).  You're also allowed to adapt or build upon my work (like in mash-ups or whatever) as long as you credit me and distribute the derivative work under the same copyright terms.  If you want to do any of these things for commercial purposes, you'll have to ask permission first (see below).  None of this affects your right to fair dealing or fair use, whatever you want to call it.  Keep in mind that these terms extend to the use of my RSS feed.

    All of this ensures that the work remains "free" for anybody to use without breaking the law - unwittingly or otherwise - or being hindered from sharing by the threat of litigation.

    Note:  This does not include the right to republish any images from the site, for which I may not be the copyright holder, nor - obviously - the content of any ads, nor external sites to which I link.

    Commercial use:  If you want to use any of my content for commercial purposes, or for any reason want to be exempt from these licensing terms, just drop me a mail at cal{at}calharding<dot>net.  Don't be scared, I'm not uptight about this sort of thing and will probably say yes; I don't mind commercial use, but I'd like to keep track of it.

    Comments:  User comments remain the property of the poster and I accept no liability for their content, though I do reserve the right to make fun of them.

    Twitter:  In case you're wondering, all of my Twitter tweets (I hate having to use this stupid terminology) are public domain, so do what you want with them.

    Disclaimer:  This page serves as a simple explanation of your right to use my work (along with a bit of self-righteous proselytizing), but isn't a legal document or anything.  If any wording on this page is in conflict with the terms of the Creative Commons license, the license takes precedence.

    Final Thought:  If you don't know about Creative Commons, I encourage you to read up on it and consider making your own creative works available under such a license.  This allows culture to evolve and creativity to flourish unencumbered by ridiculous and outdated copyright laws.