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.
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.”