Welcome to Maszman Speaks!, the weblog of Tom Maszerowski of Rochester, NY. I’ve been weblogging since 2000, first using Blogger but as of November, 2006 here on my own server using WordPress. I was able to move all of my Blogger content here without my difficulty in case you’re thinking of moving to WordPress.
I still blog pretty much the same way I did way back when, mostly links and commentary on a number of topics that catch my interest. I’m a long-time Apple Macintosh user (got my first one in 1985), a supporter of open source and free software. I will only occasionally talk about personal things, so this really isn’t a online journal for the most part.
Although I’m not a Rochester native, I’ve lived here since 1975 and consider it to be my home. Rochester tends to get mentioned a lot here, mostly as a target of ridicule but there are still some bright spots in the gloom. It’s a Rochester thing to be self-deprecating.
I’m particularly concerned about issues around freedom and privacy although I’m not really a libertarian and my political views aren’t in line with any of the major parties in the US. I have no favorites. Or, in other words, you might think I agree with you but I probably don’t. It’s nothing personal. Unless it is.
Photography, both digital and film, is a big hobby of mine and I post photos regularly. I have an account on Flickr and use it for almost all of my online photos but I’ve been highlighting selected shots in my weblog for a while now. I have a particular interest in historical buildings and urban exploration and most of my photos aren’t of people. When they are, it’s usually because they’re playing music and I offer that service to anyone who wants it. You can check out my work on the Maszman Music Photography page here.
Music and martial arts are also big hobbies for me, but I tend not to post much about them. That doesn’t mean you won’t see anything, just not as often as the ones above. I play guitar and I’m always willing to jam with anyone so give me a shout.