Vox clamantis in deserto is Latin for voice crying in the wilderness and it’s a reference to Isaiah the prophet and John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3, John 1:23, Mark 1:3). Basically I chose this title because the internet is surely a wilderness and because I am not altogether sure that anyone will care to read the posts on this blog.

I have had a website since 2002 when one sleepless night I discovered that the .us TLD had been opened for registration to any citizen of the United States. I quickly registered johnwoodruff.us and to make sure that the domain was properly vetted and not simply squatted, I also created a website. In 2003 I discovered that johnwoodruff.com had not been renewed and was available so I jumped on it too. The domains were parked on the same site for years until I split johnwoodruff.com away for professional use in 2009. I continued with the same johnwoodruff.us site until 2013 when I decided to start a blog and installed WordPress on my personal site.

I am a former professor, former banker, former programmer, former network administrator with a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama in Romance Languages (which is why there are posts in Spanish and English).