This is a blog. It is not a peer-reviewed journal, a sponsored publication, or the product of gatekeeping and editing. What this site is not does mean something… it means that while the ideas and thoughts here are often vital and the product of a long gestational period, the writing itself is not. It is essentially as it came from the keyboard: spontaneous, unproofed, unrevised, and corrected afterward only when necessary to address mistakes that grossly effect the intent. Where such changes have been made they are explicitly noted pretty much like that.
Opinions and characterizations of fact here are my own and represent no one else. They do not represent the University of Chicago, it's affiliates, the United States, Earth, the eye of God, my family, my friends, my children, my dogs, the companies whose instruments I review, the baristas at the coffee shops where many of the longer entries were written, the irritated owners of said coffee shops who want tables to turn over, the 99% or the 1%, alien life forms, any movement (political or intestinal), or a coherent and consistent philosophy or aesthetic. In fact, it’s quite possible that by the time you read the words here they won’t even represent me. If I contradict myself, very well then, I contradict myself. Catching me in a contradiction is probably not the result of your steely grasp of logic and it’s almost assuredly not a product of hypocrisy. I’m a human being and my blog reflects and embodies that humanity.  Likewise, I write what I want to write.  I get no pressure or financial benefit from companies whose product I write about.
–Ryan Duggan
(shamelessly copied and minimally modified from Chris Lott)