Hello World!

So this is my first blog in Ghost. Must admit, I'm liking how easy it is to get up and running!

So firstly a little bit about me. I started this blog as a place to store and share my ideas and experiences I encounter as a student in the road to IT geekness! I would love this blog to become a learning playground both for myself and you readers. I will incorporate a commenting section so we can discuss various topics to facilitate further learning.

A lot of my passion for IT belongs in the domains of programming, administration, automation, of all sorts of web technologies. My programming passions cover both front-end and back-end technologies, my new pet love is Javascripts MEAN stack, although I have interests with Python and Java too. In regards to administration I love working with Linux and the Open Source world, so I hope to show some cool tips for using Linux to perform certain web applications needs, leading to my next passion automation. There are some great things being done in this field, especially with tools such as Ansible, Docker, Jenkins and services such as Tutum, Heroku, not least to mention Digital Ocean, AWS etc.

Now this post wouldn't be complete if I didn't admit to being a gamer! Pretty much comes with the job description right?!?! Being a late 80's kid I grew up with the Saga Mega drive and the SNES. I've watched the industry grow into what it is today, but you'd still hear me argue in the pub that some of the best games came out on these platforms! ^_^

Fun Facts
  • First game I ever played? I believe it was Pong.
  • First game I owned? Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).
  • My favourite game series? Gotta be Metal Gear!!!!
  • Favourite beat'em up? Hard one but jointly - Street Fighter, Tekken, SmashBro's and MVC.

This list can go on but I'll leave it there for now. Right, that's enough from me for now. Chat to ya later! ^_^