My name is Alan, and I grew up tinkering with electronics, taking apart old radios and building audio amplifiers.
I became interested in computers in the 80s, including the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, and the original Mac based on the 68000 microprocessor. Electronics and programming became my career, so it seemed natural to focus on those subjects when I joined this website in 2012. In a way, I used this as a distraction for me, when my wife became ill. Tragically, she later died of breast cancer, leaving me to bring up our two children without her. I recently was 'diagnosed' as being autistic - I'm in my 40s, and didn't know for all these years. Finding that out has helped explain a few things, but doesn't really affect my day-to-day life. I'd be delighted if you could like / share / follow - it really means a lot to me. I am also happy to hear about suggestions for new images, or variations on existing ones. You can contact me on twitter @starchipdesigns or through Facebook.com/starchipdesigns. Thank you.
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