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I graduated from Samford University in May of 2007 with a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in music. During school, I picked up a plethora of instruments adding to my primary instrument, piano, which included: percussion (mostly keyboards and toys), saxophone (alto/tenor/bass), and clarinet, in addition to playing trumpet a couple of times in pep band. Of course that doesn’t mean I was actually any good at any of them, but that can be up for debate.
Even with all my interest in technology, I’m still a very outdoors kind of guy and enjoy playing nearly any kind of sport. A group of us frequently play Ultimate Frisbee throughout the year in addition to myself playing the occasional round of golf with family. I’ve climbed and repelled mountains out in Wyoming, and done scuba in the coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean. I’ve snowboarded in the mountains of West Virginia, and kayaked along the Coosa River of Alabama. That’s hardly anything that I wouldn’t do or not enjoy doing, so try me!
God also plays a large role in my life, and I strive every day into following him and growing in a closer relationship. I must admit, I don’t always do the best job and tend to screw up fairly frequently, but thankfully his mercy is ever flowing. My “life” verse, so to speak, would be Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
The original incarnation of this blog was to help explore my interest in web design and to push the limits of what I knew, in addition to providing an outlet to let my friends and family what is going on. With version 1, the whole system was developed from scratch using Coranto as a backend. Version 2 brought on a completely new design in addition to some heavy modification to Coranto to allow commenting.
Eventually, I switched to Drupal for version 3, allowing for new features such as tags. I only stuck around with Drupal for about a year before deciding to migrate over to WordPress which is the current iteration you are seeing.
Computers play a large role in what I do on a day-to-day basis, so it would be reasonable to suspect that I have some nice setups. So for your benefit, here are their specifications: