About Me

Hey! My name's David Manuel and welcome to my humble internet abode :)

I was recently disappointed to have been made redundant by my previous employer, and since March 2019 I have been relentlessly pursuing a career change towards IT/Information Security. I have invested my redundancy payment in myself by taking 6 months off work to study Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching, with the goal of finding a job I love for life.

A bit about me: I did terrible in school and left with basically no qualifications. Skip forward 5 years and I earned a First Class BScH in Audio Technology which taught me a wide array of skills including audio/video recording and editing, music composition, computer programming, electronics, and game design/development. An amateur drummer/guitarist of 15 years, keen photographer, with interests in 3D printing, whittling, electronics, wild camping and all things computers/tech.In my daily life I borrow from many Buddhist philosophies for living a balanced, peaceful, methodical life and most importantly - to live in the moment.

If you are a prospective employer, or seasoned expert/complete beginner in an area of interest that I can help with, please feel free to contact me via Twitter, I would love to hear from you!

First and foremost I have made this website to document some of the things that I consider achievements across all my different areas of interest, but over time I intend to use this as a platform to help and teach others, to try and make a difference for somebody in need, and to pay forward the kindness shown to me by others - you know who you are!

Disclaimer: Views are my own. As I am still new to IT and information security, if I have posted something incorrect please contact me on Twitter, as it'll help me and those who read this blog :D