Hi My Name Is Randy
I am a tech enthusiast. This story starts when I was 10 years old and a large box arrived at the house covered in cow spots. You guessed it! This package contained a windows 98 Gateway computer. I was overly joyed because this thing could play the good Oregon Trail they had at school. You know the one that was basically a 2D shooter and that was every little boys favorite part. Anyways, this was a family machine so I could not be as inquisitive as I wanted. You break it you bought it! I think this gave computers that allure of the forbidden fruit, which peaked my interest further. As years went on, I mainly used computers for play which taught me about basic software and hardware to get my games running right. This play machine eventually turned a work machine as I transitioned into the era of high school homework. As computers became more affordable I was given more freedom to explore. These years of exploration led me to where I am now, a network administrator. Over these years of experience I have learned to truly enjoy exposure to new technology. Playing with new gadgets or solving complex technical problems has become a satisfying staple of my life. I created this little blog to help document my projects, experiences and maybe even help someone that runs into the same tricky little tech issues that I do!
I am not solely intrigued by tech stuff/projects. One of my other biggest passions is football. Not American football… The proper football (soccer for Americans). I really enjoy the Premier League and am an avid viewer of the early weekend matches. Manchester City is my team! CTID! I also am passionate about all things craft beer. I am a consistent home brewer making my own batches of quality libations. Other than that I really love the outdoors. Hiking scenic mountain trails is the most amazing and relaxing feeling one can have.
- Congratulations Pod (Chris D’Elia’s Podcast) – really funny, makes my ride to work great.
- Pocket Mortys (iOS and Android app) – It’s so stupid but it reminds me of my Pokemon days and I can’t get enough.
- Wrecked (TBS TV show) – It’s nothing amazing, but I binged watched it and it’s a great Lost parody.