Hi, I'm Paul.

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About Me

Father. Husband. Vinyl Music Lover. Technology Enthusiast. Football fan. Amateur developer.

You may know me as a former gamer by the nickname Silwenae; former open source developer; or as a vinyl record collector and music enthusiast. I'm passionate about technology, digital rights, games, the open web and vinyl music. You can find me find me on most social networks, but mostly on Twitter. Feel free to take a look around.

My Blog

Writing about nothing since 2003.

I've been writing on and off (more off than on lately) since 2003. There's not a lot of rhyme or reason to what I'm writing, it's just whatever I find interesting at the time. Feel free to look around, just don't expect too much. Visit the blog here.


Hobbies and Projects


I love music. All music. Vinyl records. Digital music. Live concerts. My Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr feeds are full of pictures of records I'm listening to or concerts I'm at. Cataloging all my records in Discogs has been a long term project that never seems to end.


Even after being involved in a few open source projects for years, I don't know how to code, with the exception of some basic HTML and Docbook. One of my goals in 2016 is to learn Python. I'm also blogging my thoughts on learning Python this year.


I maintain the websites for Stone Open (an annual golf tournament raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation charity), MLBPool2.com, and NFLPool.xyz.