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Introducing the Web Guy

By andrew - August 19, 2009 (Updated: December 1, 2014)

Since 2004, Alison has been the lone voice in the ether documenting the ups and downs of our life as expats, the challenges
of a trailing spouse, and the benefits of living in Europe. She’s shared bits of my experiences with all of you in her
blog, but I thought it was time that maybe I was more direct.
First off, if you don’t already know, I’m a technologist (aka geek).  I provide Alison with IT and web support, hack at
WordPress/MovableType/PixelPost/Twitter to improve my understanding of them, and spend a lot of time experiementing with
new technologies (like Twitter APIs, Facebook Apps, etc). Technology is my passion and I’m almost always ‘logged on’ (there
are more computers and operating systems in our house than mammals). Beyond the technology, I also enjoy history and
traveling which makes living in Europe very convenient.
Both Alison and I have always struggled to explain in a few words what it is I do professionally. The simplest answer is
that I’m a consultant and I sell/customize/install/configure my company’s software which our customers use to provide
support. There is a much longer answer but my editor has requested that I keep this article under 500 words.
I plan to write about things I’m experiencing here in Belgium: business, technology, and travel. I’ve found that there are
a lot of interesting technology related events happening in Belgium. The country may be relatively small compared to
Canada, but there is a lot of innovation happening here. There are a lot of groups that get together both formally and
informally to discuss technology. It’s inspiring for me to find people who are innovating and want to share what they are
doing. In the same spirit, I want to get to know more about what is happening and share that with you. Occasionally I will
share with you some of the challenges I’m facing and my perspectives on life as an expat in order to complement (I hope!)
what Alison is doing.
Finally, I am not a writer; thanks in advance to Alison for her copy editing skills and for helping me stayed focused in
each post.
I look forward to blazing this path together with you all and hope you find it interesting!
Andrew - CheeseWeb's tame computer guru

Andrew – CheeseWeb’s tame computer guru

Since 2004, Alison has been the lone voice in the ether, documenting the ups and downs of our life as expats, the challenges of a trailing spouse, and the benefits of living in Europe. She’s shared bits of my experiences with all of you in her blog, but I thought it was time that I spoke to you directly.

First, if you don’t already know, I’m a technologist (aka geek).  I provide Alison with IT and web support, hack at Wordpress/MovableType/PixelPost/Twitter to improve my understanding of them, and spend a lot of time experiementing with new technologies (like Twitter APIs, Facebook Apps, etc). Technology is my passion and I’m almost always ‘logged on’. There are more computers and operating systems in our house than mammals. Besides technology, I also enjoy history and traveling, which makes living in Europe very convenient.

Both Alison and I have always struggled to explain, in a few words, what I do professionally. The simplest answer is I’m a consultant and I sell/customize/install/configure my company’s software which our customers use to provide support. There is a much longer answer but my editor has requested that I keep this article under 500 words.

For my contribution to CheeseWeb, I plan to write about things I’m experiencing here in Belgium: business, technology, and travel. I’ve found there are a lot of interesting technology related events happening around the country. Belgium may be relatively small, compared to Canada, but there is a lot of innovation happening here. There are many groups that get together, both formally and informally, to discuss technology. It’s inspiring for me to find people who are innovating and want to share what they are doing. In the same spirit, I want to get to know more about what is happening and share that with you. Occasionally I will also share some of the challenges I’m facing and my perspectives on life as an expat in order to complement (I hope!) what Alison is doing.

Finally, I am not a writer. Thanks in advance to Alison for her copy editing skills and for helping me stayed focused in each post.

I look forward to blazing this path together with you all and hope you find it interesting!

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Andrew
Andrew is our resident tech-geek and is normally found lurking behind the scenes on CheeseWeb.eu doing things with code that Alison finds mysterious. He comes out of hiding occasionally to write about history and technology. He is also part of the duo that produces Tech Brew, a podcast about beer and technology in Belgium. He loves castles, driving on narrow, twisty mountain roads and relaxing with a glass of peaty Scotch. Follow Andrew on Google+
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6 comments

  1. Comment by Dallas

    Dallas August 19, 2009 at 15:03

    I look forward to your posts. I like hearing the different perspectives of couples living here.

    I tried to get my husband to join in on my blog so we could have one place to post all our Belgium posts, but he didn’t want to give up his posts about programming, so he kept his own blog. That’s okay, I wasn’t willing to give up my occasional post about crafting, so it’s probably better anyway that we have separate blogs.
    .-= Dallas´s last blog ..The Romantic Road and Beyond =-.

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison

      Alison August 20, 2009 at 09:23

      I’ve suggested for ages that Andrew start his own blog but he seems to be happy with Twitter. I’ll have to crack the whip to get his posts for CheeseWeb in on time as it is 🙂

  2. Comment by Megan

    Megan August 19, 2009 at 15:49

    Welcome, web guy. 🙂
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..New layout! =-.

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