Hi, I'm Pete. I live in Thailand, where I build PHP based web applications.
Hi! 👋 Glad you stopped by. Let me introduce myself: I'm the guy who broke his dad's radio as a kid, then went on to break it professionally as a car mechanic. I started my apprenticeship at Swiss Post, earned my bachelor's degree at Citroën, and later worked for a Peugeot car dealer. Nowadays, I don't break things anymore - at least not on purpose!
I stumbled into the world of computers and programming through my passion for synthesizers and sequencers. Does anyone else remember the good old days of the Atari 1040ST and Notator?
In the '90s, I spent a lot of time spinning records as a DJ in pubs and nightclubs. No weddings for me, but I may have played "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang a few too many times. I always tried to mix things up and keep the crowd moving, but let's just say that not all of my song choices were a hit. If you were there, you might have been one of the few who actually appreciated my taste in music.
In 2001, I co-founded a tech startup that focused on connecting macOS (Open Directory) and Windows (Active Directory) networks. Our goal was to make life easier for people in the worlds of education, design, and small businesses. While we may not have changed the world, we did help a lot of people get their computers to play nicely with each other. And let's be honest, that's no small feat! It feels good to know that we made a difference in our own little way.
Since leaving the startup in 2003, I've been a full-stack web developer, building websites and applications that make life a little bit easier for people. I love solving problems and making things work, and I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty with a little bit of code.
When I'm not working, I'm probably out camping or fishing and taking photos of nature and landscapes. It's a nice change of pace from staring at a computer screen all day. Plus, I like to think that I'm preserving a little bit of beauty in this crazy world.
If you want to know more or just want to say hi, feel free to drop me a line. Just don't ask me to DJ your wedding!