Please note that the site information here is now 2 years out of date. I do not live in the UK anymore, my life has changed completely. One day I will get around to updating this page. But not today. [December 9th, 2007]
Life, Photos, Technology and Links, from the coast of the UK. CreationRobot (CR) is a technology and link blog, with an Apple bias, interspirsed with writings on diverse topics such as games to DRM.
Posts are normally made on the hour so check back at XX:00 to see new posts, if any exist. If a lot of posts are queued then they are sometimes posted on the half hour XX:30. Why? Well the world won’t end if CR posts faster and you know when to check for new posts.
CR is generally family friendly, any more adult themed posts are marked as NSFW and the content is hidden behind a more tag.
I was first on the net back in 1992 and it fed all my cyberpunk needs. Since that time I’ve used various University networks, Jodrell Bank’s network, 33k modems, 56k modems and finally ADSL – all to feed my habit of staying online.
I’ve worked in IT from 1997, and surprisingly I’m still doing it without losing all of my sanity. In this time I’ve worked as:
- First/Second/Third line tech support in various Windows based enterprises.
- Anti-Virus team lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa, ePO based.
- Technical Author and Document Management
- Information Security Analyst
Company names are not provided, lets just say mostly three letter acronym global corporations. Evil and huge. I’m not proud of it, I need to eat too you know.
Outside work I write, sometimes, maybe, perhaps. I’m a Douglas Adams style writer, gleefully ceasing on any distraction possible in order to avoid actually doing any writing. This means that I’ve five finished shorts, two more shorts ongoing and three unfinished novels.
I post to CR daily and http://www.coffeecritters.org every few days.
I’m also a gamer, though I spend less and less time on this than ever. So basically I suck at games these days. I’ve owned the following, and yes I’m guessing at the years:
Spectrum 48K (1984)
Sega Megadrive (Japan Import 1990)
Sega Megadrive (UK 1992)
Various PCs (1994 onward)
GameBoy Colour (…)
Sega Saturn (…)
Sony Playstation (1995)
Sega Dreamcast (2001)
Sony PS2 (2002)
Apple PowerBook (2004)
Apple MacBook Pro (2007)