Seeing as how this is my first post in this blog, I suppose introductions are in order. My name is Lourens. Hi, it’s good to meet you. (Except if I already know you, in which case I’m glad that I met you sometime before.)
Now that we know each other, first a disclaimer. I am not a “computer genius” or a “programming wizard”. So that is NOT the kind of content you can expect to find here. If that’s what you’re looking for, I can recommend a few other blogs… Some of my friends ARE “computer geniuses” and “programming wizards”, so I’m extremely well connected, and they often make me look good!
On the other hand, I have been involved with IT and computers for well over 20 years. It started when I was just a little boy. While my brother was studying in Pretoria, staying there all week and coming home on Fridays, I would spend weekdays after school inserting one floppy disk after another (yes, the old 5 1/4” disks that were actually floppy), looking for games at a DOS command prompt, and trying every single executable, command, or batch file I could find. Often with disastrous results. And then I’d spend the rest of my afternoons trying to find a way to fix, before Friday, whatever I broke this time! That eventually lead to my career in computers and the IT field in general.
So the info I will be giving in this blog will actually be a list of my experiences. I’m a naturally inquisitive kind of guy, always sticking my nose where it may not necessarily belong, trying to find new things and trying them out. So you will at least be able to benefit from this general inquisitiveness (hey, is that even a real word? “Inquisitiveness”…)
So go ahead, follow this blog if you want. I’m going to try to add a post more or less daily, and I’ll appreciate your input and comments. And also, if you want me to discuss anything in particular (preferably computer-related), please let me know and I will try to stick my nose into it!
And to end off this first blog post, I would like to add some unashamed propaganda! Please go and take a look at the web site of Renovo Computers in South Africa. That’s the IT company I’m affiliated with and co-founded. So take a look at the awesome services. Or even just look at the awesome web site (it really is very impressive, and I can boast about it because I didn’t design it! Yeah, I rock at being humble.)
And also, please do me a favour and click on the ads if they interest you. (Don’t go through any trouble to click on them just because I’m asking you to, though, but if something interests you, please do.) Those ads help to support this blog and my babbling, and pay for medical expenses when I get my nose stuck somewhere it didn’t belong.