Howdy. My name is Oliver Baty, and I am a Desktop Engineer and Microsoft SCCM Administrator.
I have a modest little site at ardamis.com that was started in early 2005 as a sandbox for experimenting with different programming languages. Since then, it has been a portfolio, a business card, a SEO testing ground, and most recently, a blog about technology (my 9-5 job is in IT) and web development (moonlighting/freelance).
When I was doing the most freelancing, I created Aleph Studios, a tiny web development studio specializing in high-quality, handmade web sites, to handle the business side of things while leaving Ardamis as an outlet for thoughts of a less focused nature.
In case you were wondering… the name Ardamis comes from a misheard song lyric on the 1984 Planet P Project album “Pink World.” It’s a double-album, 26-song, progressive rock opera about a boy with psychic powers who eventually saves (some of) the planet from nuclear annihilation. Today, it’s mostly unlistenable, even for someone who appreciates concept albums, but I was 10 in 1984, and it sounded pretty good.