About Kurt Koller

What is Kurt Koller (Internet Version)?

Hi, thanks for asking. Well, *I* am Kurt Koller (Internet Version).

Here’s a link to some stuff I’ve written. Depending on how you value your time it might not be worth reading.

If you’re not sure that I’m the correct Kurt Koller, here’s a visual aid:

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I have lived in Los Angeles, California since 2011 and I love it here.

I work primarily as a software consultant and developer. I create software systems and sometimes I build and manage teams to build them.

I write code and I write words. If there’s a screen, I’ll write something for it.

I also have always liked still photography, and recently have been really enjoying working on video/film.

Whatever, I like a lot of things.

And this? This thing that you’re looking at? This is my website. And it contains my blog. Everyone needs a blog, and therefore on July 1st, 2014, I have created this blog.

Update: March 8, 2016. I am likely going to destroy said blog soon, because does anything really matter? For now it’s here just because inertia is a thing.

What is this blatherblog about?

This blog is about what all blogs are about: branding. I will be using this blog to build my personal brand! I will write things in the hope that they go “viral” because I want great word of mouth which will build my brand! I will be writing things that can be consumed in a few minutes that people will want to share with all their friends. Some content categories I will be trying to hit:

  • funny!
  • cool!
  • slightly controversial!
  • slightly self-promotional!

How can YOU help?

Thanks for asking! YOU can help ME build MY BRAND by sharing my blog posts on your social network pages and your other web pages. Or mail them around! Or text them! If you’re a “journalist” of some kind, you can help me even more by building a loose bit of editorial around one of my posts and posting it on a website that you work for. It’s ok if you don’t get paid by the organization running the website (because YOU’RE building YOUR brand after all), you can post my thing on your thing and we will BOTH benefit. Make sure to write a clever headline!

Where else can I see Kurt Koller things?

Places to find me:

Other, less serious places to find me:

Random:

Thanks for stopping by!

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15 Comments

  1. Nina Rothschild
    July 1, 2014
    Reply

    Are you sure the name of your website is good? Might you not give too much away? What about something like ‘gentle-reminders.com’?

    • Kurt Koller
      July 1, 2014
      Reply

      That’s an interesting observation, Nina! Thanks for the comment. I did poll my “friends” on Facebook about what domain I should put this on, and literally none of them had a suggestion for a long time, until I was impatient and went ahead and chose this one! Some friends they are!

  2. Nina Rothschild
    July 1, 2014
    Reply

    Luckily we live in a time where it is ridiculously, no wait I mean pleasantly easy to defriend them.

  3. July 1, 2014
    Reply

    Or maybe it’s unfriend. I guess if you defriended them, you would be getting rid of all their friends. Which does make me laugh. It would be delicious as a revenge.

    • July 1, 2014
      Reply

      Dear Kurt,

      Your post about “My Mother the Car” was welcome. I had never heard of it, and it actually enriched my life to realize that somepeople somewhere at sometime spent money on that – it seemed so absurd an idea to me that I felt like maybe, just maybe, it proves something in a deeper philosophical way, like Roko’s basilisk or the Singularity occured four tuesdays back and the AI read your blog and liked it and so seeded the simulation with some absurdities as an experiment much like Facebook’s mass psychology experiment.

      This inspired me to even consider taking the time and effort to post on tarpitcoder.com

      Best wishes with your new blog, and I for one welcome our new My Mother the Car remake overlords.

      • Kurt Koller
        July 1, 2014
        Reply

        Thanks, Tarp! Appreciate the encouragement and I’m glad I was able to both enrich your life and inspire you to blog!

  4. Ed
    November 8, 2014
    Reply

    hello i was looking for a post about enabling GPS on the dell 5720 wwan card, and its missing from your log, care to share what you had wrote again ?

  5. Kurt
    November 17, 2014
    Reply

    Kurt, Kurt here. Last name Schira. God knows where that came from. German, etc.

    ANY way. Sarcasm.com. Realize this domain is tasty. looking for people that are very tired of the norm. You can reach me at kschira1@yahoo.com.

    You landed on my radar because of sacarsm, but it turns out you have the same name. Best, Kurt

    • November 24, 2014
      Reply

      Kurt,

      Thanks for the note, Kurt.

      Best,
      Kurt

  6. Why am I here
    February 21, 2015
    Reply

    Your pretty much sarcastic to an empty audience online, aside from myself.

  7. Jonathan Miller
    March 9, 2015
    Reply

    Kurt,
    I just wanted to tell you how happy I am that I stumbled across this website. I am a senior in high school, currently awake at 5am attempting to run out of things to do before I begin my AP Biology assignment, and I was brainstorming. I thought, what could I think of that is stupid enough to be funny and make some money at the same time? Naturally, I checked to see if the domain name “www.sarcasm.com” was taken. To my–initial–disappointment, I landed upon your website. But, I haven’t even gotten past the “about” section yet and I am already so thrilled that people like you exist, and I have a new-found confidence in mankind. I just thought I should share my personal thoughts and appreciation with you, because if I came up with the “sarcasm dot com” idea, I would love to know that someone out there appreciates my combined humor and intelligence.

    Thank you for being you.

  8. Doug Renner
    May 1, 2016
    Reply

    Hey Kurt, you might not remember me, but I sold you and a friend a pair of surplus Amiga 2000’s out of my townhome back in the days before you moved to CO. Since that time, we pretty much lost contact but I did witness your “Taco Bell $2 Bill Incident” story become an instant classic on USENET, knowing exactly who Captain Sarcastic was. I continue to see that story forwarded via email, reposted on facebook, etc. What a stupefyingly hilarious experience that must have been. Even more hilariously, most people can’t believe that it actually happened. Even Snopes has it categorized as “Legend.” (The fools!)

    Anyway I see that you now have some company. An eighth grade girl in Houston was taken down to the police station, since she was caught red handed in the heinous crime of passing a vintage 1953 two-dollar bill at the school lunch line. Perhaps you should send her an autographed printout of your own experience. Nothing like a brush with fame to cheer somebody up!

    Here’s the news article:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/29/eighth-graders-2-bill-sparks-police-investigation-/

    Best regards,
    Doug

    • May 19, 2016
      Reply

      Doug, thanks for sending! I think I remember the transaction, did you also sell me a GV Impact memory card as well? And/or a Hardframe with an 80GB drive? I’m thinking that was part of the same transaction. Anyhow, there’s a $2 bill documentary coming out now where I tell the story. Turns out there’s another guy who was handcuffed over $2 bills so they could wait for the secret service.
      http://www.2dollarbillmovie.com/

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