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Well there seem to be many people in this world who blog, some even for a living, and some just because they think the world will be a better place for them having said something.  It isn’t, most of the time.  However there are a number of blogs that I do enjoy reading (such as Scott Hanselman’s) and over the last year or so have had a number of random thoughts about blogging.  I’ve also seen it suggested that Windows Live Writer is a good blog editing software, including the fore mentioned guru (but not ScottGu, he’s another one), that happened to end up on my computer (cause I installed it, not because they forced it on me.)

Hence the first blog I’ve written… ever (at least if you can find another blog I’ve written I’ll happily correct that statement.)  So who am I and what will I be blogging?

Who am I?  I’m a Christian, I live in New Zealand and I work as a Senior Software Engineer for the largest New Zealand owned information technology services company, Datacom (which I’m now proud to publish links to their public site.)  I also run my own small software development company, Sonshine Technologies Limited, in my spare time.  In my career I have developed software for such prestigious New Zealand companies as ASB Bank (I take no responsibility for their public website, or the errors in their internet banking product, or how unusable it is.  But I will take credit for all the significant improvements that are happening or about to happen on their site.)  Ministry of Education, Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, and many many more, which I can’t remember at the moment.  (That reminds me of funny story… see below, if I remember.)  My resume is available on request.

There are a number of things I’ll be blogging about:

  1. Bible readings and inspiration that I’ve received – I’m a Christian and I love my God.  I know I just turned a few of you off.
  2. Code and other computer stuff – I’m a computer programmer and I love code and I know I just turned a few more of you off.
  3. Life – I’m alive!!! and I love being alive.
  4. anything else that comes to mind.

The point of this blog is to invoke some discipline in my life around the research and thoughts on these topics and putting them to paper.  So enjoy, maybe, we’ll just see how we go.  I’m not really expecting anyone to read this stuff.

Oh, yeah, funny story… earlier this year (which feels like a lifetime ago), having being requested to give some job interviews for people joining Datacom, I thought it would be good to actually be in their boots, so I applied for a job at the big M$ after several attempts at contact they finally turned me down, apparently I didn’t have enough Consulting experience.  Anyway, two weeks later I was onsite at a customer’s place doing some consulting on behalf of M$ because they didn’t have anyone with any knowledge in that area to help, so they approached Datacom and I was the only one with the time and experience in that area.  After that I figured I’d be better off working for Datacom than M$ anyway.

Well that is it… first post down, infinity more to write.

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