I’m a freelancer with experience in cyber security and software development. I also like making videos, doing art, attempting something approaching music, working on open source code, listening to music, and editing music metadata.
Just to get this out of the way, I do not have a dog. Yes, I know there’s a dog in my picture. He’s a very lovely dog.
My username most places is dseomn. Occasionally people ask me why, so here’s the explanation: When I was in middle school, I needed to choose a username to sign up for an account on Slashdot. If I remember correctly, “nerd” and “some_nerd” where already taken, so I settled on Some_Other_Nerd. Not too long after, I found myself creating accounts on many websites and I wanted something I could use everywhere that nobody else would lay claim to. I thought of dseomn as an anagram of the first letters of my name, David Eric Mandelberg, and my username, Some_Other_Nerd. It didn’t have any hits on Google at the time and I couldn’t think of any negative connotations, so I started using it. I know it’s hard to spell, but I haven’t thought of something to take its place yet.