In 2007 I started this blog as a repository to share information about the subjects that people asked of me. Mostly that involved Macintosh computers, but since then it has grown to include Windows, Linux, hardware and the WordPress publishing platform. Clearly I’m a bit of a nerd, and since earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, I can say that officially.
Since everyone needs to step away from the computer once in a while, I fill my other time by mountain biking, playing ice hockey and boating in Southern Ontario.
I’ve always been interested in website development and now I do freelance work on mostly WordPress-based CMS websites. Generally this is done by taking a Photoshop file and turning it into a template, then customizing the installation to suit the main purpose of the project. Take at look at some of my recent sites below.
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I have lots of gadgets, and each of the computers I use serves a specific purpose. For work, I use a Mid 2009 13.3″ MacBook Pro that has been upgraded multiple times. That means it includes a 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. I can use such a “low powered” machine because when I’m not working I use a custom-built workstation with an i7-950 @ 4.0GHz, dual GTX470 graphics cards, 12GB RAM, 128GB SSD and two 28″ monitors. On this computer I play Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, and a whole bunch of other Steam games. Finally to store media and computer backups, I have a custom-built 9TB Ubuntu based server. This workhorse has a 99% uptime since May 2010, and serves my network up with SMB, AFP, DHCP, UPnP, MythTV and a bunch of other acronyms I don’t know. It keeps my network running, and for that I am grateful.