My name is Joe and this entire website is about ME. Well, that isn’t strictly true, well it isn’t true at all. You will find loads on this website including my awesome travelling stories and photos, information about me, projects I’m working on, and things I think are cool. Most of this page is now a lie, I’m not a student and I have a job.
Now for a bit about my life. I am currently a student studying Computer Science, I like it, some of it is boring, but I’ll get over it. When I graduate I have absolutely no idea what I want to do (that’s a complete lie, I know exactly what I want to do, but realistically I’m not going to be a power ranger).
Even though I study computer science and I accept that I am a geek, I do enjoy having a social life, and doing fun things (read being mental). My social life is a bit… spontaneous at the best of times, one minute I’ll be sitting in doing something productive (playing Xbox / making a blog), the next I’ll find myself at the beach, a club, a pub, a random city or just in a car with no idea where I’m going (Just for the record, if you see a sign for “Swanland”, it probably isn’t Europe’s premier Swan adventure park, it is likely a small village with a river – no swans).
I’m an incredibly spontaneous person and I’m up for just about anything, if you asked me to do something right now, and the idea slightly appealed to me, I would do it. If you asked me to jump out of a plane tomorrow morning (with a parachute), I would do it.
Although I’ve probably made myself out to be some kind of weird spontaneous person who does absolutely nothing but go a bit insane, this isn’t true. As I said, I am a geek. I like programming things, games are fun to make (Though I don’t have any releases because I get distracted by another idea too easily). Actually thinking about it I have Bollokong which is a god awful game with terrible sound effects and I will definitely release it on this one site one day.
Also, I enjoy helping people learn, though I have absolutely no desire to be a teacher, I went to the other side of the pond last summer(2010, USA) and worked at a summer camp, I taught kids how to make games in Java (as well as swim, shoot archery and other summer camp things), and yes it was fun, but being a teacher limits the creativity too much, I want to push the boundaries and do new things, if I’m just constantly reflecting on my knowledge to kids how can I do that? I will probably end up writing a few tutorials on how to do geek things though, just because I can.