My name is Bill. I started young. I was lucky enough to be a child when the first generation of home computers hit the market. I was also fortunate enough to have a grandfather that had to have one – or three. I remember lying on the floor poring over a boy scout manual when he walked in the room and handed me a bound photocopy of a book on programming in BASIC for the Commodore VIC-20. Honestly, I wasn’t really interested at first. It took me about a year to actually start reading that book, but it was cool… so I was eight years old when I began tapping code into a computer, and I’ve never stopped.
I was eleven when I first learned to run a sound system, seventeen when I first worked as a designer in a print shop, eighteen when I first became a radio disc jockey, and twenty when I built my first website. Of course, when I built my first website Netscape 1.0 was still in wide usage and was replacing the seminal “Mosaic” as the web browser of choice. Internet Explorer didn’t really have a foothold yet as Bill Gates had only just figured out that the Internet wasn’t actually a fad.
Now I’m in my forties and am passionate about media of all sorts. I love the ability to bring formerly disparate methods of communication together to work as one, like audio and video being delivered over the web. I love photography, videography, audio, web design, print design, and 3D modeling. I especially love how we can use media technologies to bring people together – virtual tools helping real people develop real communities.
This particular site is dedicated to my pursuits behind a computer keyboard. I may also include electronics hacks as they come about – but nothing’s definite for now.