My first technology book was Applied Cryptography which my mom got me for Christmas when I was 13. Since then I've been a bit addicted to technology books and reading. I feel like my backlog of unread books and courses grows almost daily.
Around the same time as my first book my mom also bought my Borland Turbo C. I had a fascination with hacking and wanted to learn to program so I wouldn't be a script kiddie. My move to software was a welcome change for my mother as I had a habit of forgetting to unplug my soldering irons.
I have founded and co-founded a lot of businesses over the years. A lot have failed, some were just shut down due to other opportunities, some pivoted, and some are still going.
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