At about 10 years old I became enamored with computers, starting with a Commodore Vic 20 and the corresponding tape drive.  I spent all of my free time learning how to write computer programs and seeing just how much I could do with a tiny 8-bit processor and a few kilobytes of RAM.  By age 14, I was doing freelance programming and running a dialup BBS.  Things pretty much went down hill from there.

Fast forward about 10 years to the early 90’s and I started up one of the first commercial ISP’s in Seattle, with a 56K connection to the Internet and a few modems.  A year or so later, and we were providing hosting, had a T1 line and dozens of modems.  I ran the ISP business for about 13 years before it was time to move on to something different.

Since then, I’ve started up a consulting and custom software company specializing in VoIP,  custom web applications, and system administration services.

I’m also a husband and father to two young boys who also seem to also be leaning towards technology related interests.  My wife Jessica and I have been married since the early 90’s, and in the early 2000’s, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she’s also got her own site

I initially started this blog to make notes for myself and to share some interesting tips and tricks with a few associates.  More recently, I have found that I truly enjoy writing it, and with a family that has a lot of gadgets and STEM type toys, we decided to start sharing our real-world experiences with these things with others.  Mixed in with various product reviews you will also find posts on working with Linux, programming, and networking, and even parenting and school.