Welcome to Daemontown!
First off let me answer your question, what is a daemon? A mythological daemon is a guardian spirit of a person or place. However the term has another modern meaning regarding technology. The way I like to think of a tech daemon as a “ghost in the machine”. I first ran across the term when a friend of mine recommended that I read Daemon by Daniel Suarez (if you are in Canada click here). Daemon is a high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order. Great book, loved it. Read the sequel Freedom (Canadian link) to find out who the real enemy is!
Why Daemontown? My wife, my son and I want to live life on our terms. This site will help with that goal in mind, my little ghost in the machine. We are trying a little lifestyle experiment, to design a life we want to live. So a couple of years ago I retired from the investment industry, the stench of corruption on Wall St., Bay Street and in the US Government made it impossible to earn an honest living.
This year my wife is retiring from her career and we are selling our home in a quest to become location independent. That is, making money that we need to live from anywhere in the world. Our son will be home-schooled or unschooled if you prefer, with a focus on interest lead learning. Let the adventure begin!
So what can you expect from Daemontown.com?
Like most people I find many things interesting and I intend to write about what I want and forget about finding a niche.
I will be blunt at times and I am not a big believer in being politically correct just to be politically correct. I will no doubt piss some people off and hopefully endear myself to others.
There will be an overriding theme besides the things that I like and find interesting, and that is lifestyle, the lifestyle that my family and I are trying to build, and our desire to become location independent. We are going to build a business that enables us to live anywhere and be free from traditional constraints. Given my background there will be posts on investing, precious metals and international real estate, interesting commentary and great content about things that are going on in the world, I will be buying and trying out some internet marketing software and giving you the honest play by play results, posts on photography and art.
This website is actually our second step, our first was to start a side business that would allow us to travel while we both worked in traditional jobs, and we do have a business that does that for us but until recently it has never been a major focus, that has now changed and we are going to take it to the next level this year.
Over the last decade or so I developed a love of art, painting, digital art and photography. Check out Daemontown’s Evolution Art Market for some of my artwork, if you like something, please buy it! Or if you like what you read and want to support my blog you can always look for the PayPal donate button and send a little love my way.
Thanks for visiting,