First Post

Ben - Tue 30 October 2012 -

I am starting this blog because I'm a person who is frustrated with my data overflow and file systems, I've just had enough. This is 2012, if there're people in the world that can deploy software updates to a computer on Mars then there must be an easier, less frustrating and better way to organise my data.

Me

First let me talk about myself for some context. My first job out of school was as a PHP developer and graphic designer for a fine art printing company. As much as I had been a computer geek through my school life and I could knock up a HTML/CSS website, I was never taught any programming foundations (that is a post for another time though). I was able to pickup the PHP but at some point I hit a point where I got frustrated with my inefficient programming skills. Coupled with a desire not to be seventeen and stuck in an office working 9-5, despite earning a good wage for my age I quit (well kinda, read on) after 12 months. I went off to college to pursue a career as a Sound Engineer. I funded my way through education by doing freelance web design. The company I worked for couldn't find a replacement for me so I also carried on working for them on a freelance bases and full-time during holidays.

Fast forward to 2012, I've been working as a Sound Engineer for 2 years now. The first year I worked full-time for a corporate events company and now I've freelance for a year. You'll notice I work in 1 year cycles and I hate working for the man.

Why?

I'm still young and if I'm frustrated now, what it going to be like when I have a more hectic life? I want to sort my shit out now and layout some good computer foundations for life. I am also a business man at heart and I have a few business startups that I'm working on, I want to have a good system I place before then.

So what is this blog?

Basically documenting my journey to becoming a more efficient person. From sorting out my data, getting things done and a general vent for technology related stuff.

I do not pretend to have any good writing skills, I scraped a D in English at GCSE but I really couldn't care and I'm not going to let that stop me.

That is a short introduction to me and why I am doing this.