About the Casual Blog
The Casual Blog is written by Rob Tiller (me). I am Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IP at Red Hat, Inc. Please note that the views expressed herein are unrelated to the views of Red Hat, and this blog is not for professional purposes. Instead, it relates mainly to things other than my work that I happen to enjoy or else think are important and worth discussing.
The “casual” in “casual blog” has a particular meaning. Right after I finished college, I got an editorial staff job at the New Yorker magazine. In those days, and perhaps still, the magazine had a species of articles known internally as “casuals,” which were short, lively non-fiction pieces that couldn’t be otherwise categorized. I’m still inspired by the belief of the magazine’s great editors and writers that good writing on interesting things is worthwhile.