If you want to know more about my career you can see Neal Rauhauser on LinkedIn. I tend to make major changes in direction every two years and I pick a new focus area about once a quarter. This blog has served as a field journal during Occupy Wall Street, a scratch pad for a book on domestic political dirty tricks that I decided against publishing, and a lab notebook on network analysis in the context of foreign policy. The research of the first three quarters of 2013 has yielded an analytical software product and a service based on that foundation, both of which are now separate business concerns.
I studied computer science in college and I used to have my own telecom engineering company, then I caught Lyme disease in 2007, which pretty much smashed that flat. I researched renewable ammonia and other energy stuff while I was recovering and I did some political work, both elections and policy, between 2010 and 2012. Part of that work included creating Progressive Congress News, which still serves daily policy intel updates to about 10% of all Congressional staff.
I used to spend a good deal of time playing elaborate practical jokes on some obsessive wingnuts that took an interest in me during the 2010 election cycle. The enjoyment went out of it for me right after the 2012 election but they seem incapable of learning their lesson, so @OsborneInk took charge of delivering punch lines in early September of 2013. A disabled veteran with a cryptographic linguist MOS, he has both the skills and the unshakable personal financial position to continue heaping humiliation on them for as long as it takes.