Wow, what a great day. My taxes were paid on time and I also start a wonderful opportunity working with one of the premiere mobile technology gurus in the blogosphere. For those that know me, this is actually a very logical step as James and I have collaborated on several projects over the past three years. We’ve published over 75 podcasts together, moderated Pocket PC forums, started our own technology blogs and have bounced ideas off one another on an almost daily basis. All this from two folks that have never "met" in person! For those that don’t know me, I look forward to "meeting" you too!
I should also mention right up front that if it weren’t for James extending an opportunity to me three years ago, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post right now. James got me on board at PocketPC Tools in 2003 to help write news articles, reviews and such, which provided me a fantastic outlet for my passion.
Just to round out the introduction, I’ll briefly share some personal details to help give you a perspective of who I am and where I’m coming from when I post. I’m in my mid-thirties, live near Philadelphia, PA and [sorry ladies ;)] I happily share my life with Barbara and our two kids; all of whom provide me stellar support to do what I love. Blogging and podcasting are part time efforts as I work full time in the Information Technology industry, something I’ve done for over 15 years at some of the largest companies in the world, EDS and GMAC just to name a few. I’m a typical "early adapter" of technology; as an example, I jumped into the HDTV world back in 2001 when there was practically no content.
The current devices I use on a daily basis include:
- Toshiba Portege M205 Tablet PC, which is my primary computing device
- Verizon XV6700 Windows Mobile 5.0 phone
- Gateway Windows Media Center Edition Desktop (with a few mods) that I use to record free HDTV over the air.
- Microsoft XBox 360 for HD gaming and for streaming recorded HDTV via WiFi from the WMCE
- Apple iPod nano (4 GB)
There’s plenty more tech in my home office, but this gives you the gist of where I’m coming from. I’m certainly hooked on Tablet PCs and Windows Mobile devices, but I also keep my mind open to whatever mobile tech solves the current problem I have or makes me work more efficiently. That’s likely more than you wanted to know, so enough of the intro, here’s to all of us sharing our mobile technology passions together!