Who are you?
Not tellin’. Not that it’s some big secret. You can probably find out who I am — if you really care. Indeed, if you’re a regular reader, you’ll figure it out sooner or later. I just want to make you work a little bit.
Where does the name “Patterico” come from?
My dad used to call me this sometimes when I was a kid.
How do you pronounce “Patterico”?
Why do you run this site?
I explained this in the second post I ever did:
My initial intent with this page is to provide an outlet for my rants that I have in the past sent to people via e-mail. Mass e-mails mean that my opinions may be forced upon people who might not want to hear them. This blog cures that problem, since by definition you have to seek out the page to read the opinion. On the other hand, the blog format has its disadvantages — mainly in that my opinions cannot be forced upon people who don’t want to hear them.
I am still working on a regime whereby my opinions are forcibly jammed down people’s throats, whether they like it or not.
What is the “Dog Trainer“?
The term is a light-hearted reference to the Los Angeles Times. The origin of the phrase is explained in this post. Basically, I stole it from Harry Shearer (just like the title of this post!).
Do you really think the Dog Trainer thinks you are Public Enemy #1?
a few hundred anywhere from 1000-4000 visits a day. The Los Angeles Times has a circulation of over one million about 900,000. What do you think?
Of course, their circulation keeps going down, and my traffic has steadily increased . . . But it’s quite some time before those particular trend lines are likely to meet. By then, I’ll be long since dead.
[UPDATE 6-14-10: I'm now up to 12,000 to 15,000 hits per day. They're down to a print circulation of 723,000 per day. Those lines are going to cross any day now!]
Do you think you are Public Enemy #1?
I may update this post from time to time, if I think of other questions that people never bother asking me.