About This Site

Hi there, I'm Eric Newport

Kethinov is my online pseudonym and the title of my weblog.

I'm a software developer and a popular sci-fi TV and film critic from Silicon Valley. This website is home to the various articles, reviews, editorials, and other assorted content I've authored over the years.

I'm currently working as a senior user interface engineer at PayPal where I have written code for products such as the PayPal Mobile app, the PayPal Mobile portal, PayPal Here, Mobile Express Checkout, the PayPal Security Key, and many others.

In the past I have worked for Google on GMail in 2007 and Yahoo! on Yahoo! Local also in 2007 as well as Yahoo! Messenger (writing plugins for the Windows version) in 2006.

I have a passion for Linux and free software, particularly Ubuntu and Android. My other interests include creative writing, digital art, and various forms of video gaming. When I'm not working, I spend my time working on my hobby projects, writing articles and reviews on this site, and generally living life to its fullest.

This website serves as a portfolio of my collective works, a place for me to express thoughts and ideas artistically, and as a valuable resource for the multitudes of topics I choose to cover.

My contact info

Instant messaging services

  • GTalk: kethinov@gmail.com
  • AIM: kethinov

Music I'm listening to right now

  • 15 hours, 44 minutes ago: Big Giant Circles feat. Jeff Ball – Thunderstruck
  • 15 hours, 48 minutes ago: MP – Rape of a Planet
  • 15 hours, 50 minutes ago: Nine Inch Nails – The Frail (Version)
  • 15 hours, 55 minutes ago: The Crystal Method – Starting Over
  • 15 hours, 59 minutes ago: DaMonz, Trainbeat – Tough It Out!
  • 16 hours, 7 minutes ago: Viking Guitar – Trail Dust and Turtle Wax (Bury My Shell at Wounded Knee [Stage 7 BGM])
  • 16 hours, 11 minutes ago: Muse – The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
  • 16 hours, 13 minutes ago: 近藤浩治 – Song of Storms
  • 16 hours, 16 minutes ago: Bad Religion – Sanity
  • 16 hours, 20 minutes ago: MGMT – Electric Feel

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