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 live in Hagerstown. I moved here “temporarily” shortly after leaving the United States Air Force in 1994. I don’t remember when that temporary move became a permanent move, but it happened.
You can follow me on Twitter. I promise I’ll follow you back.
I’d ask you to be my fake friend on Facebook, but I try to stay clear of Facebook anymore unless I’m going to play Candy Crush, discover how racist the people I went to high school with have become, or find out who the Russians want me to vote for in a presidential election.
Facebook is the worst part of the Internet. It’s full of stupid people. I get enough stupid people in real life, why would I want to engage with them online?
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, the easiest way to do it is to 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 eCommerce. I also sell premium WordPress plugins for First Data’s Payeezy eCommerce 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 actually enjoy it. I get to meet people I wouldn’t normally get to meet and 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.
If you need to contact me about something, this is probably the best way to do it.