Amazon

A few recommended books, movies, games, and albums. If you want to look for more recommendations, feel free to look at the larger selection over at Amazon or my Amazon Store with more recommendations.

  • Man School: lessons on love, power, honor and purpose
    Man School: lessons on love, power, honor and purpose
    by Michael Bronco
  • Cryptonomicon
    Cryptonomicon
    by Neal Stephenson
  • Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition)
    Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition)
    by Stephen G. Kochan

    An outstanding introduction to the core of the Objective-C language.

  • DreamCypher
    DreamCypher
    Dancing Ferret
  • Tron: Legacy (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [+Digital Booklet]
    Tron: Legacy (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [+Digital Booklet]
    Walt Disney Records
  • Cocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS X (3rd Edition)
    Cocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS X (3rd Edition)
    by Aaron Pablo Hillegass
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
    by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition)
    Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition)
    starring Jim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Dalton, Julia Deakin, Patricia Franklin

Welcome

Hi. I'm Darius, a computer consultant and sometime programmer living near Charleston, SC.

My history is that of a voracious reader with a creative bug, a movie buff, a classic poetry buff, a board/RPG/war gamer, and a lifelong computer geek. Much of my middle and high school years was spent on TRS-80's, IBM-PC's, and the family and school Apple ]['s. In college I graduated to the George Mason University VAX as well as the first computer I could call my own, a Mac SE.

Twelve years in the Navy as a nuclear mechanic brought a much deeper appreciation of people skills, leadership, and thermodynamics. Five years on a submarine, one qualification as a universal freon maintenance tech by the EPA, and two tours as a shore-based instructor (the reason I came to Charleston in the first place) later, I got out.

The life of a nuke had little to do with computers, yet it was a phenomenal education. It was also, in retrospect, a humbling experience - and I learned a lot more than I realized at the time.

I departed the Navy in Charleston, landed a consulting job, and then switched to the small-business focused support company called Computer Consultants Group. We're primarily Mac-centric, but also provide Windows, network, and other generalist support. I have also taught Microsoft and Cisco related topics for one of the local training centers.

You can find my taste in poetry (and readings of those poems) at the Call of Poetry website. You can also find me on Facebook.