Vox clamantis in deserto is Latin for voice crying in the wilderness and it’s a reference to the Biblical prophets Isaiah and John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3, John 1:23, Mark 1:3). Basically I chose this title because the internet is surely a wilderness and because I am not altogether sure that anyone will care to read the posts on this blog.
I am a former professor, former banker, former programmer, and former network administrator turned litigator and author. I also hold a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama in Romance Languages which explains why I have posts in languages other than English.
Though I have had web pages since the 1990s, I began maintaining a full website in 2002 when one sleepless night I discovered that the .us TLD had been opened for registration to any citizen of the United States. I quickly registered my personal name and to make sure that the domain was properly vetted and not simply squatted, I threw up a few perfunctory pages.
In 2003 I discovered that the .com version of my name had not been renewed by its previous owner and I jumped on that domain as well! (I had been periodically checking on its registration for at least five years by that point.) I parked both domains on the same site for quite a few years until 2009 when I split the two apart into professional and personal sites. I actively revised and built-out my professional site until 2013 when I put it on a back burner and turned my attention to my personal site. I dismantled the former design and installed installed WordPress to start this blog. In 2016 I changed the name of the blog to “Vox clamantis in deserto” and in 2018 I changed to the domain from my personal name to voxclamantisindeserto.us as it is now seen.