Since you’re on this page, I have to assume you are interested in learning more about the people behind this site. Read on below for details as to the Who/What/Where/Why/How of CoffeeBear.net. Please feel free to contact me if there’s something not answered on this page that you are interested in.
The main author behind this site is me, Mark McKibben. I’m just this guy who spends far too much time working on or around computers, both in hardware & software.
Occasionally, you will also see posts by my lovely wife, Michelle (aka Ariesna).
First off, let me explain my domain name. I drink coffee and more than just a little bit. Perhaps not quite so much as some people think I do, but still… So I knew that I wanted to include coffee in the name. The next step was to figure out what to tack onto coffee to come up with a unique domain name. As was I running SuSE Linux on all my home computers, I was originally thinking of using coffeelizard. Unfortunately, .net, .org & .com were all previously taken. Seeing as lizard was out, I tried to think of something else and it occured to me I could use a different animal in the name. And so CoffeeBear.net was born.
I’m currently based out of Cedar Rapids, IA. Though if I write up a post while on a trip someplace; I will try to tag the post appropriately.
In part, I was kind of bored and this was a hot, new way to do something interesting. But also because I wanted some sort of creative outlet allowing me to share my thoughts, photos, sketches, whatever with other people.