My name is Scott Dickinson. I’m a computer professional, freelance web developer/graphic designer and occasional author, and this is my blog. I’ve been blogging since sometime in October 2018. My goal is to create a space to talk about my views on technology, gaming and other stuff that interests me. Blogging on Technology.
You can expect to find a mix of material about technology, gaming, and hobbies here where I will be blogging on technology. I’m a front-end developer by day. I worked my way up from desktop support to system administration before moving to development, and sometimes I build computers for friends and complete several freelance graphic design projects too. My non-technical hobby, which helps keep me sane, is tropical & marine fish keeping.
I won’t tell you everything about my life, but I was born and raised in the south east of England. I learned about computers in primary school where we was fortunate enough to have BBC Micro Computers with LOGO Turtles and I was 10 when my family got its first computer, a Model 5170 IBM. By the time I was 12 or 13, I could program in BASIC and do some simple serial port address registers to create my first security alarm, and motion detector. By my late teens, I was actually repairing Commodore 8-bits, Amigas, and PCs for schools and friends. I built up a lot of experience with retro computing before the machines were retro. I first built a PC in 2001. I wasn’t a pioneer in that game, but I got in pretty early.
I attended a College to study ICT, hoping to someday be a computer engineer. Fortunately for me, I got a job doing desktop support and network technician as a junior in College, and by my senior year they’d promoted me to network administrator. I went ahead and finished my ICT NVQ Qualification, but I’ve been an IT professional for working for myself on and off for well over 15 years.
I then had a change in direction and decided to get a job as a Kitchen Porter, basically the only job I could find at the time. I quickly learnt the ropes, and as my father was a Chef, it didn’t take me long to progress to be a Junior Chef. I decided this was a career I could get into and went back to College to study Catering & Hospitality. Since then, I have been cooking in several establishments and even run my own pub & restaurant.
I’m now happily living with my partner who has three children and I have one child. I won’t tell you their ages or names to protect them.
Since being with my partner we share some common interests in technology and gaming, and so she inspired me to create a blog and talk about my hobbies and interests, so here we are!