About

So, I have a blog.

We shall see how this works out.

I am Christopher Thomas Mason, currently a student at U.C. Berkeley, formerly a student at College of Marin.

I spent eight years as an active duty Marine. Two years as a ceremonial marcher at 8th and I, a year and change as a fireteam leader in 2/1 including participation in the First Battle of Fallujah, and then about four years on Embassy Duty. While on embassy duty, I was stationed in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Warsaw, Poland; Nouakchott, Mauritania, and Helsinki, Finland. I also had an opportunity to visit Romania, Bulgaria, and the Slovak Republic.

As to the format of this blog, it’s up in the air. I will probably rely heavily on links to wikipedia for anything I suspect a reasonably well read individual may be unaware of. If it turns out that you, the reader, spot an inaccuracy on any wikipedia article I link, then I trust you will do your part and either correct the error, or let me know so I can fix it.

In a reasonable compromise between freedom of expression and freedom from being inundated with things unsafe for professional work environments that some may be in, I will mark all nsfw sound, images, and video as such. I will not be marking nsfw text, because that would be ridiculous.

I’m going to start populating this blog with content that I’ve already generated at or for other venues.

Other things I’ve done on the web:

Masonux, a now defunct GNU/Linux distribution.

I’ve made a multitude of anonymous contributions to wikipedia, including the articles on OpenSSH, the Battle of Brega, this pretty picture taken from Suomenlinna (it looks like someone also put my picture on the Bosnian-language Wikipedia entry for the Finnish city of Helsinki. How cool is that?!), and the article on Marine Security Guards linked above.

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One thought on “About

  1. I have a white Pandigital Novel tablet. I am trying to run my own TrueTyme java version on it, but I keep getting a “cannot parse the package” message. if you are technical and want to try it out on your own WDN, please let me know.

    Warmest regards, Yale

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