First lets get the question that most people ask first out of the way, Logtar has been my online handle since back in college, I got it out of a game called Warcraft II and it is pronounced LOG-TAR. I got the domain back then and have used the handle ever since. I use Logtar as a username everywhere I can, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, you get the idea.
I am a Colombian-American. I grew up in Cali, Colombia. Cali is the third largest city behind Bogota and Medellin. Many people think of Colombia as a country where the streets are not paved and you have to travel in a cargo plane next to pigs and chickens to get there. I find that funny and blame Hollywood for the misinformation.
My first language is Spanish, I’ve been learning English since my late teens so this blog started as an exercise to further improve my writing after I got out of college. This blog has done a lot more than that for me, it has connected me with people from all over the world. More importantly I met my wife in the online world! We are the happy parents of a beautiful baby girl that is not even a year yet. She still has that fresh new baby smell!
I started my professional life as a computer programmer, and have worked most of my career in the consulting world starting with Content Management Systems and in recent years with Governance Risk and Compliance. I have done everything from being a code monkey to managing full life-cycle projects, even having resources overseas. I now lead a consulting practice and that keeps me plenty busy. One of my other passions that has also made me some money is translation and interpreting.
I love creating content, and even used to do some writing for blogcritics and an online tech website, but have not done it recently. I now concentrate on creating content for my own sites, but loved the experience of working with both of those outlets. I have been host and contributor to various podcasts, in the process of starting a new one currently. I do freelance for the right projects, so just contact me if you need any of my professional services. I plan on doing lots more photography soon because I love it and miss it.
In my spare time I love to hang out with my wife and try new restaurants. We both love to travel and will be figuring out those adventures now with a child. Should be lots of fun. We also both enjoy hanging out with our family and friends. We used to both love online gaming, specially a little game called WoW. We had some impressive feats in that community, from running a 200+ people guild that actually got to be second on the server when it came to raiding, from actually meeting 14 of those crazy people at Blizzcon.
Life its all about relationships and the better they are, the better your life will be. I also enjoy movies and books, but LOVE video games. I also love martial arts, I have practiced Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu and miss training quite a bit. I enjoy a good game of chess, but don’t turn down a challenge in other board games. My other passion is motorcycles but I honestly don’t ride as much as I should!
Life is a river of ever flowing water that sometimes gets damned by situations. Sometimes life itself makes the water stop flowing, but more often we are the culprits. I felt like the water that made up my soul was stagnant for quite some time in many areas… I spend my life trying to make sure the flow never stops. I guess that is what self actualization is all about.
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