My name is Daniel Tweedy. This website originally started out as just a place for me to mess about with to learn html and CSS, it has since moved on a little since then to be a place for me to blog and talk about stuff that interests me.

I have a keen interest in all things technical, I’m currently studying towards a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Systems Support and Networking) at Darlington College, as part of this course I am also doing the Cisco Routing and Switching and Cisco IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software certifications. If you are thinking of doing this course I would highly recommend getting this book BTEC Level 3 National IT Student Book 1 as it covers all of the units you will do in the first year of the course, it also covers two of the units you will do in the second year of course. I can’t stress enough how important the Cisco IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software certification is, you may not think so but a lot that is covered in it will help you loads with your assignments.

I had originally decided that I would progress onto the foundation degree in networking at Darlington College, however I have visited Teesside University on an open day and I am now going to go there instead and study towards a BSc Hons Computer Security and Networking, as Teesside University has a scholarship and the facilities in the computing department are really good. I also have the option of continuing my studies to PhD level also in computer security and networking. I have thought about it and for now I think I will get the degree out of the way, and I would like to do a MSc in computer security and networking, the PhD I am not sure about but I’ll have a better idea a bit further down the line as to what to do next. This should help me get a job within the IT industry.

I have a keen interest in photography, I class myself as an amateur photographer at the moment, but I am getting better teaching myself, I like to go out with my camera as often as I can, lately I haven’t been out with my camera for a long time now, this is mainly due to not having very much time to myself due to being in full-time education.

I enjoy developing sites and have gained a vast array of skills to do with web site programming. I have worked with Perl, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, DHTML and HTML. I’m currently working on a site when I can spare sometime to it as my studies have pushed this back a bit, it has a lottery theme, and will be mainly a blog site which will update itself through the use of some cron jobs to check for new draw results and post them to the blog.

Thank you for visiting.