Purpleslog is the pseudonym of a US Citizen living in Milwaukee Wisconsin working as a private-sector network/security engineer. Though he doesn’t blog about them all equally, he has interests in IT, information security, CyberWar, national security, fifth generation/gradient warfare (5GW), history, public policy, entrepreneurship, economics, pop culture and the future. Academically, he has a BS in Computer Science and an MBA.
He originally came to explore 5GW in response to the 9/11/2001 attacks and his interest in finding something other then just more 4GW to counter-4GW. He also blogs at the group blog Dreaming 5GW which is centered on 5GW theory which he defines as:
5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states.
He has outlined his views briefly here.
He finds it weird to write about himself in the third person.