Hi there! I'm Matthew, and I'm a Software and Web Developer based in the UK.
At first, I was never interested in programming, and was only ever interested in fixing computers, and how they worked. At the time; I had always thought I would be a Computer Technician, or perhaps a SysAdmin. It wasn't until I started learning about Linux and software development, that I wanted to become a Software Developer.
My main hobbies include music, gaming, movies, badminton and books. I'm always interested in trying something new.
I discovered Linux back in 2007 as a kid when I had accidentally corrupted my computer and the install disk was too badly scratched. After being intrigued by the difference in appearance in comparison to Windows, I knew I had to try it out. It was from then on that I used to try multiple Linux distributions for fun. Starting with Ubuntu 8.04, PCLinuxOS (2008 Mini), Linux Mint (Gloria), Feather Linux, Knoppix, Puppy Linux, and Damn Small Linux. I loved the experience of "wobbly windows" and the cool Beryl window decorations at the time when using Compiz. I used Ubuntu for a long time, first using version 10.04 and upgraded to 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10. I used to "distro-hop" regularly, also dual-booting Windows. Around 6 years ago, I had decided to buy a MacBook Air as I had always wanted a Mac and stayed on OS X until Mac OS. At the moment I prefer to stick with Linux when programming at home but don't mind using Windows or Mac OS.
I have an interest with the Open Source community and actively support the idea of developer contribution towards a common goal.
I've always had an interest to improve the lives of others, whether this is in terms of welfare, knowledge, health and transport. My view is that teaching/helping others is a fundamental right in life, as education has always helped mankind in getting to new heights in science and health.