Hi there! My name is Max. I'm 27 years old, and I was born in Kent. I moved to London when I went to university and ended up staying there. Having graduated with a BSc hons degree in Computing with Web Development and Multimedia, I began working for a small company providing all kinds of technical support. As time went on, my role changed and I ended up being in charge of IT security and keeping on top of all the requirements to maintain level 1 compliance with PCI DSS. I learnt a lot during this time and genuinely enjoyed my work.
Over the past couple of years I have been working on a role with heavy ISO 27001 focus, but I've been lucky enough to also have a lot of influence over the corporate IT functions. I like being able to work roles where I can do lots of different things.
I've had this site running for a couple of years now. I have been interesting in computers for as long as I can remember, and have had a number of sites over the years. I set up my first site when I was about 15 - it was a music forum and it was terribly run, but it served its purpose and got me started on a road experimenting with technology. I even sold it for a profit!
This site is definitely far better run than my older efforts. I have the benefit of experience behind me now along with a lot more focus in what I want to write about and achieve. I've designed this site as a place to write about things I love, share some of my music, and probably complain about some things.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy your time here! I can't promise it will always be frequently updated - life has a tendancy to get in the way - but I'll do my best to always make good quality content.
You can probably find out quite a lot about me by looking around my site. I think everything here is a fairly good indication of what I am like and what I enjoy. Here is a list of some of the things I'm passionate about:
- Music - Mostly heavier stuff, but I enjoy a fairly wide range of genres and bands. My music library is always growing and I love finding out about new bands. My favourite band is Coheed and Cambria, but I spend a lot of time listening to Fall Out Boy, Babymetal, Metallica, and Emperor.
- Gaming - I wouldn't really say I have a single favourite genre, but I do enjoy puzzles and JRPGs. In general I'm pretty open to playing most games. I do enjoy supporting the indie gaming scene, I think there are a lot of really cool ideas out there that would never get support from AAA developers. Recently I particularly enjoyed playing Turmoil and Chroma Squad.
- Technology - I built my own PC and I own a variety of different devices running different operating systems. I often read tech press and follow quite a lot of tech sites.
- Comics - Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom!, Evil Ink, Oni Press, Giant Beast, or something else. I don't care who printed it as long as it's awesome. I absolutely love Bryan Lee O'Malley's work.
- More! - Movies, TV, food, fun. I don't really have a favourite movie, but I enjoy watching comedy shows and Japanese Anime and Tokusatsu. Food wise I think I like spicy food the most, but I'll eat most things. I enjoy most things as long as I'm with people I get on with. I'm up for giving most thing a go at least once, which has lead to some awesome life experiences.
If you are interested in finding out more about me or getting to know me better, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
If you are a professional and you like what you see here, my CV is available for download if you click here! I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can get in touch with me from the Contact Me page, via my LinkedIn page, or via the details on my CV.