What is ‘Core Dump?’

Core Dump is the blog of one very opinionated geek – namely, me (Keith M. Survell, aka “Keithius”). Although I may write about anything that strikes my fancy, I have a few common topics (in no particular order):

Politics: When I was a kid, I had ambitions of ruling the world. As a consequence, I became interested in politics. So I will write about political topics quite often.

Computers: Lest you think this is just another run-of-the-mill political blog, I do write about technology/computers from time to time. I am a geek, after all. I also do a somewhat-regular series called “Desktop Madness,” where I post interesting desktop (wallpaper) images.

Photography: As a geek, it should come as no surprise that I’m fascinated by digital photography. You can also see all of my photos over at my Flickr page.

Cars: I have a few strong opinions here as well. And let’s just say, I like trucks.

Pets: I had two rabbits that lived with me in my house for 10 years (though sadly they’ve since passed on). But I’ve adopted another pair, so if you’re interested in seeing what their life is like, they have their own blog for that.

Personal: I started this blog writing about personal topics, and I still sometimes do write things that are more about me than about what I think, so you’ll find those intermixed with everything else.

There are, of course, other topics I write about: just look at the category links in the sidebar (and maybe the tag cloud) to see what else I’ve been writing about lately.

So there you have it: that’s what Core Dump is all about. Mostly. Sort-of. Look, it’s probably just best for you to go read the posts and decide for yourself. After all, isn’t that why you’re here?

p.s. For those who want to know literally what “Core Dump” means: it is an old computer term for when a computer crashes and writes (“dumps”) the entire contents of memory to disk (or in the really old days, to paper) so you can figure out what went wrong after the fact. The “core” bit comes from the fact that main memory in a computer used to be called “core” memory – referencing the magnetic cores that were physically used to make it up. So there you go.