Hi I'm

Nick!

Introduction

I am a college student studying Information Technology at Lakes College West Cumbria. I like building computers and making them scream when they dont work.

Where I'm From

On the outskirts of a small village called Flimby, in Cumbria in the North West of England

More About Me

What are your favorite hobbies?

My favorite things to do are: gaming, photography, computer building/repair, making computer networks and playing with my dog.

What are your qualifications?

The following qualifications were achieved while in attendence at Workington Academy

Digital Media: C

Business Studies: C

Maths: 4

English: 4

Motor Vehicle: Entry Level 3

ECDL: Pass

The following qualifications have been achieved in attendence at Lakes College, West Cumbria

Level 2 Information Technology: Merit

What's your dream job?

My dream job would be an ethical hacker or software developer

Where do you live?

I live on the outskirts of a small village called Flimby

Why do you want to be a ethical hacker

The idea of breaking into computer systems for the benefit of others. I am always fixing computers so it would be nice to break them so they can be fixed

Current computer setup

My current setup consists of the following

Dell Optiplex 360 running Ubuntu 18.04.2LTS that was running this website

Early 2015 Mac Book Pro with 8GB of RAM and 152GB of storage

A new server that this website is running on

My recent additions

A complete new system of the following

Ryzen 5 2400G

16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2400MHZ

1TB of M.2 NVME Storage

4TB of HDD Storage. It is a Seagate BarraCuda compute drive

mATX case that comes with a front card reader built in, which is suitable for my photo taking habits

600 Watt Aero Cool power supply

All of the components in this build were sourced from Amazon.

Except the PSU, which was sourced from a local independent computer retailer based in Whitehaven Called MillTech Computers.

My Computer is smarter then me!

So in my spare time my computer runs something called BOINC. It is a piece of software that donates my spare computer resources to help scienctists with curing diseases that would other time take much longer without the help of the general public.

So whenever my computer is switched on it is doing calculations that could help cure cancers or identify what causes TB.

This little widget here shows what my computer has managed to do for helping the advancement of medical science. This widget will change with time. From the projects changing to how many points and my ranking. Its something small that is having a very big impact!