Welcome to The Neopologist(!) the personal site of Ahren Sievers also known as DJ Thick.  This site is and always has been, through all its iterations, a repository for my thoughts, words and inspirations.  It's an online platform that I (for the most part) control. That isn't (intended to be) monetized or scraped or fed in to some nefarious social network.

I coined Neopologist, as in Neopology which to my mind is a combination of anthropology, the study of humankind and ‘neo’ as in the future.  Neopology seemed like a good name for the study of the future and I consider myself a bit of an armchair futurist.

About Me

I am a bit of a trichotomy.  I am a technologist and librarian by day.  I wear a tie (or at least I used to, pre-COVID), listen to jazz and minimalist EDM and drink scotch.  I am also a huge nerd.  I play and collect video games, I built my own Linux-based Plex server, I collect comic books and watch Star Trek.  Lastly, I’m a drummer and a DJ who loves mountain biking and skateboard culture.  I like going to hip hop and punk shows and drinking craft beers in my board shorts.

I’ve struggled for the last 20 years to reconcile my three different personalities, but I still tend to silo them.    I’m starting to get more comfortable smashing the various aspects of my personality together and also adding a mindful, emotionally honest, fitness nut to the mix as well.

Revamping The Neopologist plays into my desire to be a bit more forthcoming about who I am.  I’ve developed a bad tendency to try to play it mysterious and downplay what I do and what I like.  So I’m going to try to turn that around and own the trichotomy.

It’s like Evidence said “Things I never thought about/Trying to be elusive and in the process get forgot about.”

Ahren Sievers