thcloak left a nice comment, deserving of a lengthy response.
I guess I'll post this here, cuz I don't know if you have a way of getting notified about comments.
Comments get put into an approval queue, I get emailed, and I have to manually approve them.
Alternately, there's a Contact Me link on the right-hand side, with advice. You're not the first to be nervous or confused about contacting me, so I think I should update the website's theme to point these things out more clearly.
Just read your "zomgwtf, organization?" essay. I've only had the time and attention to crawl about 2 dozen pages of yours, since I just discovered this yesterday.
I'm glad you're interested. That article is still mostly true seven years later.
Well, you have to understand I'm a 20 year old foreigner.
No I don't.
20 isn't young; you're not stupid. Foreign to where? That's meaningless on the internet.
Sadly, my environment hasn't been conducive to my immersion in the hacker culture
You clearly have enough of the resources (interest, computer, intellect, time, etc) to peripherally immerse yourself. Think of it like being interested in some old mythology.. read the stories! Hackers is one of the pages I haven't migrated from my old systems yet, but you'll find some reading links. Check out /tag/hackers too.
(i presume, that's the only category familiar to me in which I could put you)
What people seem to mean when they say "hacker culture" is something like "computer hacker culture". No, I'm not with them. No I don't know what I am. I assume there are more like me, but I'm not part of a culture.
Anyway, just wanted to say, you've made quite an impression on me. I feel as though this blog is a gift, albeit a terrible one to possess. I mean, I already have my own trouble organizing my bookmarks, and they certainly don't span decades like your blog :P
I started my notes as something like a coping mechanism for all the terrible software out there, and it just grew from there. I wouldn't really call it a curse.
Well, I guess its too early to say anything more. Thanks, though. This kind of transparency into one's mind is something people rarely give away, for whatever reason.
No, thank you. Moral support is important. I wrote a bit at the top of On the death of software, and it's programmers which I'll quote here: