This site and blog is dedicated to my musings related to: gemology, engraving, fly fishing/bamboo fly rod making, machinist (lathe/mill) and computer security and privacy.  This site, now known as Hidden Creative Industries, was formerly known as Blue Monkey Labs. Buried within this space are even a few personal areas dedicated to a few projects that I think are worthwhile endeavors.  I created this site out of a need to spread knowledge.  I find myself, on a daily basis, reviewing information on various sites, blogs, news articles, etc., in an effort to stay on top of what is going on in the industries that interest me.  I decided to share that information (or at least some of the important stuff).  I started by sending emails to groups, writing a blog and putting stuff up on social media sites.  After a while it became to cumbersome a task and decided to consolidate it all in one spot.  Then if you want to subscribe to a twitter or RSS feed you are free to do so, and I won’t be sending out emails to the masses.

That being said, what my website is all about is attempting to convey all the above into one site rather than trying to have a blog here and a security website there while having a personal site over there.  I hope you join me on my journey, we are sure to see some interesting stuff.