Lone Gunman is the ‘online notepad’ of Lloyd Morgan and has served you nuggets of informational gold since 2008: this is my guide to Internet miscellanea and esoterica.
Interested in psychology, marketing, food, films, books, photography, general geekery, digital rights and wrongs, personal development andâ€”God forbidâ€”politics, I’ll post items here for, well, no particular reason.
What, no strapline?
Since mid-2010 Lone Gunman has been ‘tagline free’ (and proudly so). Previous, short-lived slogans may help describe what I do here (i.e. a bit of everything with no specific aim other than learning):
2008–2009: Suckling on the Teat of (Mis)Information
2009–2010: In Search of The Infogasm
Why the name, Lone Gunman?
What’s up with that name, huh? Alas, there is no great story or reasoning behind the choice: I was simply young and naÃ¯ve when I first registered this ‘cool’ domain name and since then the name has stuck. My hatred for broken links and a penchant for tradition forces me to keep the site and name.
So there’s no misunderstanding, it’s worth noting the definition of lone gunman: “An individual person who acts on his or her own initiative, without partners”.
This is exactly what I think of Lone Gunman: I act alone; there is no grand scheme; a theme and plan will eventually reveal itself.
(Of course, while I do work alone on this site, countless others help by posting their own thoughts online. Oh, and there’s the occasional guest author when I’m on vacation.)
How often do I write here? Is there a schedule? A theme? What’s the point in it all?
To answer these questions, first a quotes from Jeff Atwood:
I don’t care if anyone reads what I write here. I’m writing to satisfy myself first and foremost. If others read it and benefit from it, fantastic – that’s a welcome side effect. If I worry about who is reading, why they’re reading, or if anyone is even reading at all, I’d be too paralyzed to write! That’d be the least productive outcome of all.
This is a place for creating links between disparate ideas, consolidating thoughts, storing interesting findings, and sharing it all with the world (be it one person or a million).
I don’t pander to my audience. I won’t edit or adapt the site, my comments or thoughts to try to persuade my audience. I will not condescend or patronise my audience. I hope you stay a while.