It’s been a few days since I took back the hat from crashedpc as owner of the Observation Deck. I figured it might be a good time for me to introduce myself to the folks who don’t know me, re-introduce myself to the folks who do know me, and talk a little about what a change of ownership means.

Hi! I’m Eridani. In the real world, I am a Solutions Architect in the corporate finance industry. I have been in the tech field since 1998 and have a background in workload automation, process automation, and ETL. Currently, I am working on the cutting edge of compliance and regulatory technologies. (This is a lot more boring than it sounds.)

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I’ve been around io9 for quite some time now. Hmmm, 6 years? (I can’t recall. Not as young as I used to be.) Ruthless, Crashed, and I are the three mods who keep the Observation Deck running. We’ve worked together for a long time and we’re pretty closely in sync on all the issues facing the Odeck. The ownership change mostly means you’ll see more of me than of Crashed or Ruthless in the near future. When issues arise, we’ll all step in but I’ll be the front man for right now.

Our approaches to moderation vary. Ruthless quite often lives up to his name. Crashed is fiery and loves you all super hard even when he wants to pinch your tiny heads off. I’m a lot like the Alien Queen - I am generally calm and silent as I watch you but I have acid for blood and a second evil head when provoked.

How can you get a hold of me? You can reach me on Twitter. You can send an email to odeckmod@gmail.com. You can post in this thread and I’ll see it.

I think we’re all going to get along just fine.