ABOUT

HIGHPANTS, Stories of Science, Technology, Humor And The Tech Lifestyle.

My name is Athol Courtenay and I am Highpants. Highpants for me is far more than just a website it’s a journey, that does have the downside of continually evolving and changing but it’s just more fun this way. It’s all about entertaining and telling an interesting story, if you learn something along the way then I really have done my job well.

Here at Highpants I strive to apply the Highpants treatment to everything I write, a process that converts even the most humble article into an entertaining and thought provoking read. All stories are based on real events, with real names and sources, everything else is pure Highpants. Above all though I hope to tell an entertaining story, believing at the heart of all great writers is an old school Bard, a story teller.

Every one man show is still reliant on many people to make the magic happen. A one man band is reliant on the craftsman that made his instrument, the people that helped him learn his trade and the audience that stops to hear his solo effort. Helping to keep the dream alive here at Highpants is a team of friends and well wishers along with you the reader, all of you I consider a part of Highpants, we are Highpants. I have to give you all a heartfelt thank you, and keep on clicking.

Highpants For Hire, Highpants Services
Highpants services are available to the public, if you need the Highpants treatment on your blog, articles written, web design or social media marketing all things are possible. If you need Highpants help please feel free to contact us, email below.

Contacting Highpants.
For all inquiries please contact Athol on athol.courtenay@gmail.com

Commentary via Social Media Platforms
If you feel like stopping by and just having a chat Google+ is the place to be, Athol is immersed in the world of Google+ for what seems like 24 hours a day. Leave a comment, ask a question, this is the Highpants preferred avenue of commentary.

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Highpants Site Structure
The Highpants collective consists of 3 sites that divide the content into subject groups which form the basis of Highpants.

Highpants Sites:
HIGHPANTS.NET – All articles flow through Highpants, this is the Highpants mix.
SICK LITTLE MONKEY – Everything funny about the world.
PARANOID ANDROID – Hyper-normal reality just past the point of perception.

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The difference between the truth and perception, it can be argued, is a matter of opinion. Here at Highpants we believe the truth is beyond perception and opinion, two things that should be saved for augments of semantics. The truth is also above money and fame, it is above all of these trivialities instead concerning itself with such lofty ideals as justice and humanity.

While running a tech website such as Highpants may not require such high moral standards as absolute truth it is still at the heart of everything I do. This is not the case for everyone I have worked with, which is sadly the real inconvenient truth.

The hunt for the truth continues, like an endless journey of discovery we continue marching forward. The beat of the drum setting the rhythm as we scan the horizon and say hello world.

hello world.
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hello world.
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