Welcome to my blog about me and computing. I actually don’t really like computers that much, but I am quite alright at using them. I realised that I kept forgetting the things I did and how I fixed them, so a blog just made sense as somewhere to record everything I do.
So what do I actually do?
I currently work at the University of Bedfordshire as a “Technician/Demonstrator” for computer games, graphics and animation – meaning that I provide support to students during practical lessons – but my background and experience in computer networking means that I support the bulk of the technical infrastructure for our department too. In practice, during a typical term-time week, I probably spend half of my time in classes helping students with their coding and programming issues and the other half fixing PC-related issues. Outside of term-time, it can be a mixed period of real downtime and then with last-minute organisation of visits and external events whilst preparing our ~500 PCs over 17 labs for the start of a new term.
I hope some of this ends up being useful to someone, as numerous other blogs have been useful to me in the past!