So what does “Humanshell”…mean?
The title of this site has a dual meaning for me. It speaks to both my spiritual beliefs as well as my love of computers and all things technological.
In the computer world any geek or nerd worth his or her salt spends a lot of time at the command line (CLI). In the UNIX/Linux world the CLI is called the “Shell”. More specifically it’s the Bash Shell. So when one is interfacing with a computer at the CLI they are interacting with the shell. If you extrapolate and compare this to human interaction then when I am interfacing with another human being we are interacting through a “human shell”.
From a spiritual perspective I need to briefly explain how I view human existence in particular and consciousness in general. I believe that we are composed of two separate and distinct parts. We have a physical (visible) half and non-physical (invisible) half. The physical half is of course our body. Our bodies are composed primarily of water molecules but also various other collections of atoms all structured into a utilitarian form that has evolved to accomplish various tasks needed to survive on our little, pale blue dot (Earth). We interact with our world through the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. We experience each other through these senses as well. But this is only half of “who we are”. The other half is composed entirely of our consciousness. This energy exists throughout the universe in much the same way that electromagnetism and gravity exist throughout the universe. It is everywhere and in all things. Our brains act as a transceiver that “tunes into” this conscious frequency that permeates the cosmos. Together these two halves create one complete person. The body is a “human shell” enabling the consciousness to interact with the physical world.
I am a 30-something college student living in Manhattan. I am studying Computer Science and have recently fallen in love with web design. Besides this site, I have created a handful of other diverse designs. I was bitten by the WordPress bug in early 2010 and haven’t looked back since. You will eventually find many articles on this site and at Universal Technology Advisors related to WordPress in particular and web design in general. I enjoy being by myself, so much so that the majority of the time I am single. I love movies and TV too much, so I am actively trying to cut back on the hours spent in front of my television. I spend my free time doing the same things I do to make money. I am one of those lucky few who has able to find something that they love and earn a living practicing it. I am an avid Apple enthusiast, the rare times in my life when I find myself unhappy I am usually in front of a computer running something written by Microsoft. I occasionally enjoy writing poetry, however, as of late that well has felt dry. If it fills up again you can bet it will over flow here.
My professional life is primarily concerned with helping my fellow human beings get the most out of their technology as they can. I attempt to accomplish this through a small company that I founded with a friend called Universal Technology Advisors. We try to help our clients and customers glean as much enjoyment out of what too often becomes the overwhelming task of using all the gadgets and gizmos that we seem to have no problem buying but nothing but problems using. From televisions to iPads and phones to DVD players we try and make technology work for you, not the other way around.
I have worked in the restaurant industry, finance and the technology sector in some capacity for the better part of 15 years. My hope is that I can bring what I’ve learned into the homes and offices of those who need it most, for a nominal fee of course.
If you have any questions or feedback or would just like to talk please contact me. I can’t promise that I will get back to you but I can promise that I’ll try.