Welcome to My Blog

My name is Nathan Davies, and I’m a computer/media specialist. I spend a lot of my time learning the latest and greatest about everything digital, from computers to TV’s to iPod’s…. so you don’t have to. On my blog you’ll hear about the latest new toys, and how well they work. You’ll also find tips on keeping your computer up to date, secure, and how to have fun with it as well. I may occasionally  pop in and tell you about a software project that I’m working on myself, or share it with you to try.

A Wee Bit About Me

So who am I and what am I doing on your screen? Like I said above my name is Nathan, and in simple terms I’m a gadget geek. I like shiny stuff with lots of buttons and lights. I started out in the computer science field  in Ft. Myers, FL when I was 12 years old. My first project was reinstalling Windows 95 after crashing dad’s computer! I made a habit of crashing my poor dad’s computer as I tinkered with advanced settings, installed new software, and took a dive into the hardware from time to time.

During this time I also learned about something great! Programming! Back in those days I was learning BASIC programming in old MS-QBasic. That was a long time ago, but I’m glad I did it! Around the time I was 15, the guy who is now my boss stopped by the place I lived and I showed him what I was doing with QBasic. He was a real professional programmer, and showed a lot of interest. Shortly after that he started working me part time to assemble electronic components and learn how to program in C.

Seven years later I’m working the same job, doing a wide variety of things. Right now I’m researching Embedded Linux, I’m the primary Draftsman, and I still find time to build those electronic components. I also fill several customer based roles from time to time, but those are boring. 🙂

One of the most exciting things to happen to me in a long time has been my marriage to my lovely wife Alex. We got married in April of 2009, and have been making our path together ever since.

 

Well, I feel like the introductions are made. I look forward to posting as much relevant information as I can find, and hopefully enhancing your life just a bit with a deeper understanding of something geeky in your life.

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