A_Porcupine - A Blog about technology and other such geekery!

I'm back!

July 12, 2013

NOTE: This blog post was migrated from my old Wordpress blog!

Hey everyone!

I’m back! Well I say I’m back, I’ve never really been here to start with!

In 2009 I started this blog, in 2010 I made a couple of posts and since then I’ve ignored it. This is terrible I know, and I’m about to change that.

What I’ve been up to

A lot has happened since I started this blog, I’ve spent two year in University and have also completed a year long industrial placement! Currently I’m in between the placement and going back to Uni and am moving back again soon. I’m Uni I started studying Computer Forensics and Security and… got a bit bored of it, so when I go back to uni I will simply by studying “Computing”. One of the primary reasons for this is that I really did not want to complete a project on Forensics or Security and would enjoy actually building something a lot more.

So, for the last year I’ve been living in Dublin, Ireland working for Google. This has been… awesome I’ve learnt so much, met so many great people and my drinking tolerance is through the roof!

I spent the year working as Internal support in the European HQ and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. In my time I visited the following offices: London, Zurich, Irvine (Southern California) and Mountain View! The whole experience was awesome and I’m currently waiting to hear whether I’ll be going back after Uni! I think the thing I’ve learnt the most about in Google is coding, I’ve always quite liked it, but have an even stronger interest in it now.

One of the other newer things in my life is something that has been since January 2011 and is Anna! I met Anna when I went home for Christmas and we’ve pretty much been together ever since. we spent a short amount of time long distance and then moved in together! She’s everything I could have ever asked for and more! :)

Well that about wraps it up for now, I promise I’ll start posting now and the new theme that I’m working on will be up soon! Hope you enjoy reading!


Tom Hanson

Hey, I'm Tom Hanson! I'm a Software Engineer currently building people tools at a UK based fintech! Follow me on Twitter!