That’s me. I have a variety of roles in life. The role for this website is to let me explore the inner geek side of me!
The personal stuff first, I’m happily waiting to be married to Michael, my partner, I have two children and I come from a large family of 11 children. A lot of my personal story can be found on the Personal Blog of Gregory Storer.
I love technology in all it’s guises. Whether it’s a smart phone or a clever fridge I want to know about it.
In particular I’ve been around computers for a very long time now. In the 80’s I spent many hours messing around with a Commodore Vic 20.
I programmed that thing to do a whole stack of what I thought were simply amazing jobs. Of course, most of that can be done now with a word processor and a calendar. Still, in pre-internet days when the only source of information on what to do was either the library or magazines I found it very impressive and engaging. When I first got the Vic 20 I would spend time before heading off to work, then some time at lunch time and then straight away after work.
That interest then moved to my first real computer. Another Commodore, this time an Intel based machine, a 386SX with not very much ram, a tiny hard drive and dual floppy disks. I bought it from Brashes in 1990. It ran various versions of DOS but it never ran Windows. Again I spent many hours programming in GBasic and then in Visual Basic.
I’ve run a variety of computers since then. My first Windows machine was Windows 95. I’ve had plenty of experience on all other versions of Windows since.
At some stage in the early 2000’s I turned my attention to Linux servers and began to dabble with them. I’ve been running a servers, both Windows and Linux for quite a number of years now and find that really rewarding.
My home computer is now a Linux machine running Ubuntu. I’m very happy with it. I also run a Windows XP machine that runs a Mercury Mail Server, a PVR – Personal Video Recorded called Mythbuntu that is my media centre. I’ve got another server running an Ubuntu Server for websites, databases and other playing around. Then out on the net on Linode I’m running a Debian server that hosts this website and other of my websites.
Science also gets me. I love the way things work, how science is used to discover many things not just about you and me but also about the universe we inhabit.
I’m also what I like to call a secularist, I’m a gay rights activist and have a deep passion for social justice, all of which will no doubt bubble out in the posts on this blog.
I’m sure there are plenty of other places where you’ll find me.
Thanks for stopping by feel free to leave me a message if you’d like.