Hi, my name is Dave and this is obviously my blog.
- 32 (as of 2012)
- Married with 3 kids.
- Senior IT Developer (Web) using ColdFusion, PHP, MSSQL & MySQL for Health related applications / sites.
- Job related skills
- Atari 2600 > Spectrum > Atari ST > Mega Drive > SNES > PS1 > PC > XBox > PSP > Wii > XBox360
- Current: XBox360 (sometimes the Wii, rarely the PC)
Mister Dai nickname explained
- My real name is David, which I usually prefer shortened to Dave.
- I was born in and have never left Wales, a country in the United Kingdom.
- In Wales we have our own language, Welsh. Although I don’t speak it and the majority speak English anyway.
- In Welsh, David = Dafydd and Dave = Dai (pronounced like Dye / Die).
- Dai comes from an old Celtic word meaning beloved, friend and to shine.
- A mate of mine calls me Mister Dai, so I stuck with it.
Wales? Welsh? What’s that then?
Sadly, Wales isn’t the most famous country in the world and I’ve encountered people before who haven’t heard of it, don’t know where it is or even think it’s inside England.
Here’s a little map to show you where it is. We do have our own language, called Welsh, but the virtually everyone speaks English anyway and a large amount don’t even speak Welsh (myself included).
If you want any more information you’ll probably get more sense out of Wikipedia than me
There are some important people who’ve helped me along my way in life.
CCC (Crazed Cahoots Company)
I created a gaming clan a long time ago, see the linked page for more in-depth details. If it wasn’t for it’s members pestering me for a website I’d have never gotten into web development. Thanks to that bunch of misfits, I’ve been build them ever since.
Thank you anyone from the CCC, as we’ve all parted ways since. Especially to the early members who got me started on something that’s led along a winding path to my current job. Cheers geezers!
My boss from a previous job of mine as a Network Support Officer. If it wasn’t for his flexible approach to working and willingness to at least try out new ideas before dismissing them, I doubt I’d be person I am now. It was great to work with him and I was given time to develop my first web applications, including one which monitored a whole network of computers, creating an audit of their hardware specs, software installed, configurations and network locations.
Thanks Gar! I doubt I’d have ended up with this wide range of skills if it wasn’t for you