My name is Narayan Nayar. I’ve been hurling electrons at the masses for almost 30 years, starting with BBS systems and dialup in the mid-80s. So by all means step aside and let a pro like me handle this whole posting-on-the-Internet thing (which I swear will become popular someday). My former site, etherfarm, was the recipient of all sorts of awards that I gave myself, but it’s currently on hiatus (a Latin word meaning “out for a taco”). In March 2018 I began using nryn.com as my general-purpose blog, documenting my varied and ultimately futile endeavors.
I’m a formerly-thirty-something year old residing just outside Chicago in a village named Oak Park with my wife, my son and daughter, a few dogs, and probably a stowaway millipede or two. I grew up in the (very) rural suburbs of Chicago, moved to the city for a wee bit of college (but really just to ride the El), then in a fit of madness moved to Maine to flyfish then to California to… I don’t remember. In any case, I was gone for 15 years and missed Chicago and the Midwest for about 16 of those. I’ve been back for a while now and couldn’t be happier.
At various times in my life people called me a designer, but all-things-work are well-documented on another site. My interests include photography, woodworking, travel, flyfishing, bicycling, architecture and all-things-food. Occasionally I do some work for and with my good friends at Lost Art Press. And I’m usually wearing a hat. I am currently taking a break from employment to spend time with my kids before they grow up and realize they have better things to do than spend time with me.