I was born in June of 1986 in California and have moved all over the country throughout my life since. While growing up, I had a desire to design video games and knew that would require learning how to use computers on a more advanced level. My father worked for General Electric while we were living in New York and would take home the throwaway computers they'd since upgraded. I grew curious and asked my father to teach me how to use and build them. Around this time, in 1996, we were also first getting online so that my mother could do business on eBay. If I wasn't spending time online with the family computer, I was in my own room learning the ins and outs of Windows 3.1.
In 1998, we moved to Arizona and I continued my fascination with computers. My mother continued doing business on eBay in addition to her regular day job. She would go to thrift stores and find "diamonds in the rough" and sell them online for a substantial profit. I rarely tagged along, but one day I did and found a book on how to program in QBASIC that was illustrated in the form of a comic book. I immediately dove into it when we arrived home and started writing my first programs. I would look for source code to other programs and games online and dissect them until I understood the more advanced features of each one. Shortly thereafter, I learned that one of my fellow students also happened to enjoy programming. We started hanging out and learning more together after school and on the weekends.
We slowly formed a group of like-minded individuals at school and eventually moved onto Visual Basic. This was my weapon of choice for writing applications and games for many years to come until teaching myself new programming languages. My family eventually moved again, this time to Washington. I continued computing away during almost all of my free time and still do to this day. However, these days I tend to do it almost entirely a profession rather than entertaining myself. This is all completely freelance as my own boss while living in New York.
Aside from the more programming/technical side, I'm also very familar with several different types of software. I'm fairly handy with image editing software like Adobe PhotoShop and GIMP. I'm comfortable with all the different office suite softwares including Microsoft's and Apache's. I've even produced music with Sony Acid Pro, Audacity, and other programs and worked with software for live performances (such as doing projection mapping for example).
I'm also very well-versed in custom firmwares and the sort on video game consoles and mobile phones. Jailbreaking and rooting is nothing foreign to me. I first started doing customization with my Motorola RAZR around 2006 and then later, with video game consoles, the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. Using these skills and my understanding of computers, I've been helping people with their electronics related problems since I was a child.
I've been employed by many major corporations and smaller companies. As well, I've been contracted by, consulted, or contributed to various projects and businesses. Below are just a few examples in alphabetical order.
My skills with technology cover a rather wide variety of devices, protocols, and so forth. I'm a renaissance man of sorts these days as I've had a lot of time since I was younger to learn new and exciting things. So please be sure to read all of the sections below before deciding if I'm the man for the job you need done. As far as how I go about these services, I can do them in person if you're in my area (New York, NY) or via phone/the web. I don't mind doing lump sums or hourly contracted work. Either is fine with me, I'm here to help you with your project and earn myself some money.
As well, don't be afraid to ask me if I can do something that's not listed here. I probably can and just have not listed it. Consulting and tutoring is also available if you'd like help or how to learn anything you see below also. :)
Web design and programming software is basically the whole reason I got into computing and what a lot of my work and personal time consists of. Below is a list of some of the services I can do for you, your business, or what have you.
• App and game development for personal computers, phones, and the web.
• Web design of entire sites, individual pages, blogs, or even ad pages depending on what you need.
• Scripting for different web solutions like eCommerce systems, discussion forums, etc. or installing them.
• Setting up server software to run websites, host games, deliver email, and so on.
Fixing computer problems was the first way I started earning money. I've spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of computers, so there's not much I can't do here. Whether it's hardware, operating system, virus, or any other kind of problems. I've got you covered. Here are some services available...
• Installation of new operating systems, programs, and so forth.
• Removal of viruses, spyware, and malware of any sort. General clean up and optimizations can also be done.
• Upgrading or fixing actual broken computer hardware itself.
• Transfering files between old and new computers and any backups you need performed.
I've spent several year working for Sprint in the past as well as teaching myself how to work with phones on an advanced level. I've been the number one customer service representative in my call center before on a performance basis and also acted as a superisor and subject matters expert. I'm great with both Androids, iPhones, and even helping you understanding your bills. Below is some of the things I can help you with on your phone.
• Root or jailbreak your phone if you need it.
• Install custom ROMs on Android devices and theme it.
• Install new software or clean it up if it's getting buggy and slow.