I'm a 40-something year old self-thought computer hacker. I run a business solutions & consulting firm and in my spare time create and ship products (mostly web apps).
More about me, what I like and what I do
- Travelling, for the last 10 years I've been travelling around the world leading a largely nomadic life.
- 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 am a big UNIX/Linux and FSF enthusiast. I work with and administer a host of Linux systems on a daily basis. Back in the day 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.