In case you're interested, here's a roundup of who I am.
What do you do?
I'm a web designer/developer living in South Western Sydney who loves creating websites and exploring the possibilities of the web.
I have a huge passion for the web and exploring the amazing things that brilliant minds make possible every day through new web technologies and techniques.
Officially I'm employed as a web developer (unofficially as a candy distributor, tic tac tower stacking, crazy hat afficionado) at HotHouse Interactive.
What sort of technologies do you have experience with?
- Flash MX 2004 (only ActionScript 2 so far)
- Bit of simple Photoshop
- Bit of Radiant and Joomla
- I've had a bit of a play with some HTML5 here and there too
Do you have any other actual interests?
Most of my interests can be summarised in one sentence - "I like to create". I love the idea of having something in my mind come to life.
- Photography - really have been enjoying photography recently!
- Design - random photo manipulation, designing websites, designing anything that comes to mind really. Need a lot more practice in this too!
- Writing - random and serious pieces, blogging and poems.
- Filming - really want to make short films... just need to find a few good ideas and follow through on them!
- Drawing - I enjoy drawing but I don't think I'm that great at it yet, gotta practice and prepare for my future web comic.
I've got many things still to learn - how to dance, how to speak Italian and Dutch, how to play guitar, ukelele, harmonica and piano/keyboard, how to ride a unicycle, how to draw and how to teleport myself places by thought alone. I love the colour orange. I love random humour and spontaneity. I hope to become better at both.
What's your name again?
Oh I'm sorry, I thought I introduced myself. Guess you didn't see the big title on the site. I'm actually a man of many names and variations. Just a few include - Patrick, Pasquale, Pat, PatCat, Pats, Patty, Padraig, Sparta, Helpyman, Candy Man, Spiderlegs and Champion.
Can you make me a website?
Sure, contact me and let me know what sort of website you want. I really enjoy the smaller, simpler websites so if you need one, say hi.
My [Insert technology here] isn't working, can you fix it?
Do you really listen to Hanson?
AND like The O.C?
OMG I thought you were cool
What's the meaning of life?
I think it's all about being a positive influence in the world. Even if you're not sure why you're here or what you're supposed to do with your life, you can't go wrong bringing a smile to someone's face, easing someone's stress and helping those who need support.
Why won't you accept most of my copied games/movies/songs?
I'm sorry to have refused. It's nothing personal, I just avoid pirated games/movies/songs whenever possible and try to purchase them instead. I think if people put the effort into creating something worthwhile, then I want to pay for it and keep the industry running. I know all the counter arguments and I agree with a lot of them but I still try to buy stuff when I can. I'm weird like that.
Do you ship internationally?
I'm very happy to ship myself out to your country, however I charge a fee dependent on how much plane tickets and airfare are at the time. Slight discount if you live in Italy and you're willing to shout me icecream and pizza. Bravissimo.