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Note: This content is dated back to early 2000, so it's most likely out of date! Last updated: February 2003

Ever since I was seven years old, I’ve been playing around with computers. As I am now taking a degree in Software Engineering at Massey University, computers are now a permanent part of my life. At the moment I have two computers:

Computer 1 is a custom-built computer, which I put together myself. It features:

  • Athlon XP 1800+ (1.53GHz) CPU
  • Epox 8K3A VIA KT333 Motherboard
  • Thermaltake Volcano 7+ for CPU Cooling
  • Samsung 256MB DDR333 PC2700 Memory
  • Leadtek Winfast Geforce3 Ti200 128MB DDR Video Card
  • Maxtor 7200rpm ATA/133 60GB Hard Drive
  • Seagate 7200rpm ATA/100 80GB Hard Drive new!
  • 40x/12x/48x AOpen CD-RW Drive
  • 6x/32x BTC DVD Drive
  • Generic 17” CRT Monitor

Computer 2 used to be a PC Company retail computer, purchased two years ago, which has now become redundant (when I upgraded to the nice little box above!) and is now a personal file server/web server. It features:

  • Celeron 433MHz @ 481MHz CPU
  • Epox 3VBM Motherboard
  • Generic 320MB PC100/PC133 SDRAM Memory
  • Generic TNT2 M64 32MB Video Card
  • Maxtor 5400rpm 10GB Hard Drive
  • Dynalink ADSL modem

In the software-based side of things, I like to do software development and web scripting, and also tinkering with the computers themselves. I enjoy software development in Visual Basic and C/C++; but low-level Assembly and even digital logic and machine code interests me. I prefer web scripting in PHP and ASP. I prefer MySQL for database access in PHP.