My name is Rick Rottman and this is my personal blog. It’s where I write about whatever I feel like writing about when I feel like writing about it. It’s a hobby.
I am originally from Southern California, but Western Maryland is my home now. I moved to Hagerstown “temporarily” after leaving the United States Air Force in 1994. Although I don’t remember when that temporary move became a permanent one, I’m glad it did.
You can follow me on Twitter. I promise I’ll follow you back.
Want to see the things I take pictures of? Sounds like you might want to follow me on Instagram.
If you’d like to contact me, scroll to the bottom of the page and utilize my contact form.
I’m a freelance web developer. I’m not a big fan of the term developer, but it seems to be the agreed upon term for people who do what I do. I specialize in WordPress and e-commerce. I also sell premium WordPress plugins for First Data’s Payeezy e-commerce gateway that I’ve created.
If you’d like to inquire about using me for any web related work, go here.
When I’m not doing website related work, I drive for Uber and Lyft in and around western Maryland. I get to meet people I wouldn’t normally get to meet and drive them to where they want to go. The best part is I get to call my own hours. I drive when I want to do and drive for as long as I want to. It works out to be the perfect side gig to doing the website stuff.
If you’d like to drive for Uber, go here. If you’d like to drive for Lyft, go here. I recommend that if you are going to be a rideshare driver, you drive for both Uber and Lyft. When first starting out though, it’s best to start with just one rideshare service until you get the hang of it. I started out driving for just Uber, but that was because Lyft was available yet in western Maryland.
What’s with the name Bent Corner?
Back in older times, I was thinking of something to call the blog I wanted to create. At the same time, I was arguing with an eBay seller who sold me an Alfonso Soriano insert card. I wasn’t happy with it because it had a bent corner. The seller refused to let me return it for a refund. I emailed him a few times complaining about the card and its bent corner. The eBay seller was being a prick about it.
Because I had the phrase bent corner stuck in my brain, I thought it would make a great name for my blog. The other name I came up with was “Drunken Zombie.” I’m glad I didn’t go with that for a whole host of reasons. For one thing, I haven’t been drunk since 1993. I also don’t identify as a zombie, nor am I even interested in the genre all that much anymore. I quit reading and watching The Walking Dead some time ago.
If you need to contact me about something, this is probably the best way to do it.