Hey there! I'm RetroVortex.
I'm a 21 year old UK Univeristy Student, doing a business management degree.
Though my real passion has always been for technology.
I'm no coder. I just struggle to get my head around things, BUT, I am an avid tinkerer!
I've used Windows operating systems all my life, and the Raspberry Pi provided me with a perfect opportunity to expand into new fields of research (and much tinkering! HAHA!).
As a kid of the 90s I didn't have much exposure to PCs, well, the programming kind.
Always an avid gamer though. Pretty much got most of the consoles.
(Snes, Megadrive, N64, PS1, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Wii, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, PSP, DS, 3DS, Sega Master System, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Gameboy, ect.)
Most of my tinkering is orientated around that.
Definately not many people running around with a 60gb PSP with custom firmware and pre-loaded games in my town, thats for sure! XD
(That has a battery grip AND one of the headphone remotes. Perfect portable media, well, besides the bulk! XD)
Or a fully functional Arcade Machine!
I bought a Caanoo the other year, which has been an excellent little device, and it definately has influenced my interest in Linux.
And when I saw the news feeds about the Raspberry Pi, I just HAD to get one to check it out.
And just yesterday I got one!
Already loaded up Debian, Fedora Remix (nightly build), and Raspbmc on it. (Connected up my external 1.5tb drive on it earlier and was watching some films and listening to a few tracks on there
I'm hoping this device will be the thing that makes me finally push into game development.
(always been skirting on the edge. Loads of ideas all over the house, some drawings, even used Game Maker for a while when I was younger, but never quite got down and got serious with it, and I just know
I was born to do it. Everything about me is Video Games!
But before I get into full swing, I have to learn how to use the damn thing first!
(I'm still struggling to get around the concept of compiling sources and installing software on these operating systems. I think I'll get it eventually... :p)