I am a programmer, sysadmin, security enthusiast and expert, gamer, and musican. I also dabble in economics, politics, philosophy, and other subjects. This blog is mostly for what I dabble in.
I am a student of Objectivism. I am someone who tries to be principled and logical. It is quite a large philosophy consisting of the works of philosophers Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, and Harry Binswanger in the form of fiction and non-fiction covering all the logical branches of philosophy. Objectivists believe that the nature of the universe can be understood with laws. That the formation of valid concepts from reality is possible for human beings and that valid concepts are absolutely essential to the job of thinking. In morality we believe that our actions should be in our rational self-interest, and that our rights should be sealed in law protecting the independence of man. To learn more about it read Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
I also run game servers at the Cult of Kintaro, currently there is a Minecraft server. It might come back eventually but I didn't even make a backup.
I also have a webhosting and privacy service business called SECUSRVR.
My email is john at johntate.org, feel free to contact me.