I’m a 32 year old self-thought computer hacker currently residing in Cork, Ireland. I run a software solutions & consulting business and in my spare time create and ship products (web apps mostly).
- Technology – I’m passionate about Computers but anything of a technical nature interests me. I like figuring how things work, and tinkering with them.
- I am also a member of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society although I haven’t used the radio waves for some time now…
- Music – I love music, and cannot be without music for extended periods of time. I’ve been told I have a broad taste in music. When coding I’ll normally stick on a pair of comfortable headphones and probably listen to something like Radio Paradise, or SomaFM’s Groove Salad or Beat Blender.
- I love Snowboarding but unfortunately it doesn’t snow much in Ireland so I’ll usually find a foreign snowy mountain cap or two to Snowboard on once a year at least.
Work (& play)
I have been programming and hacking with computer systems for over 25 years. I work primarily with open source technologies such as Ruby, PERL, Rails, jQuery, PHP etc. Most of my work these days revolves around web applications, but occasionally I may still whip up a traditional Windows based Application using C# or Borland Delphi. I’m a huge Linux/UNIX fan and spend the majority of my time in a terminal - my editor of choice is a heavily customized Vim.
I am a big UNIX/Linux and FSF enthusiast. I work with and administer a host of FreeBSD and Linux systems on a daily basis. For years I struggled with patchy dialup connections to the internet from my home location but then once broadband began rolling out in Ireland, I eventually figured something out.