As my résumé more-fully details, my name is Erick Hitter and I’m an engineer-turned-accountant with a penchant for technology and web design. I have fairly wide-ranging interests (as if the name of my blog and my introduction didn’t make that clear), and this site will tend to reflect that. If something catches my eye, it’ll end up here.
News, commentary, discussion of world affairs, alerts on new technology, travel writing, helpful tips, and tax issues are just a few of the topics that might appear on this site. Not to put too fine a point on the name, but I’ve really taken it to heart. I’d previously tried separating the blogs into topics, but everything kept running together. So, here we are.
As I mentioned, this is my third attempt at blogging. If you dig back into the archives far enough, you will discover posts authored by DisparateNews.com and lifeinnumbers.net. The first of these two authors was a blog devoted to random bits of news, which I ultimately decided was too generic and pedestrian. The second was a blog about being an accountant, a career I enjoy but quickly discovered is not interesting enough to support its own blog. When I established disparate.info, I shut down my previous efforts and consolidated their posts in my archives.
If you want to know a bit more about me, check out my résumé. When I was laid off in June 2009, this site became one of my prime focuses, helping to maintain my sanity while seeking employment and studying to become a CPA. I hope one of the myriad topics I touch upon will be useful to you.
If you are a content provider concerned about how your intellectual property is being used on the site, please review the license and contact me if necessary. I will happily work with you to resolve your concerns.
The following statement, pursuant to IRS Circular 230, applies to all tax-related discussions herein:
Pursuant to U.S. Treasury Department Regulations, I (we) must inform you that any tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (1) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.