I’m strong willed and passionate about the things I care about.
The Internet – My passion for the internet and computers began with my second cellular phone; I did not have access to a computer, growing up. I worked and bought my first cellular phone when I was in primary school. Soon after this, WAP became a trend and I got myself a Nokia 6210, one of the first WAP-Enabled phones available in South Africa. This opened up my world to search and the concept of the internet. I was in love.
Open Source – I bought my first computer, a laptop, when I was 19. During the 5 years I actively used it I learned the basics of web development. I did not have a high income job so I relied mostly on free and open source software, my second love affair begins. I’ve since had the opportunity to buy a Mac and switch to some paid apps but I still prefer Open Source for development and deployment related technologies.
Check out my dock.
Economic Development – I enjoy helping other businesses succeed. I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs understand themselves and their businesses better and helping them make their businesses more sustainable.
Good Coffee – I occasionally treat myself to a cappuccino or an espresso but primarily drink plunger. I don’t do sugar, it’s just wrong. (Like Latte Art? Check out my [Instagram Profile](https://instagram.com/nuclearpengy/).)
Good Food – I simply love food and cooking. I can turn any ingredients into an awesome experience and really enjoy [chilli](http://ghostapplication.nathanjeffery.co.za/spicy-food) and garlic. If it’s worth cooking, it’s worth cooking well. No half measures when it comes to making an effort in the kitchen.
Music – I used to play recorder and guitar; I could even read sheet music. At one stage I was a club DJ. I enjoy a really wide range of music, I used to spend almost all day on Rdio but since they shut down the service, I have moved to Apple Music.
Amelia – My better half. We’ve been together for 12 years. We work together, eat together, walk together and talk together. She keeps me grounded.
I’ve been known to take work to bed.