My name is David Klemke and I’m a avid enthusiast of many things, most notably Space, Technology and Finance.
I’m an Australian through and through, living most of my life in a quiet rural area called Wamboin. It was a fantastic place to be able to see the night sky and wonder endlessly about the universe. About 4 years ago I made the move to the big smoke of Canberra where I currently reside. Although my window to the universe might now be a little more light polluted, I still make the pilgrimage back home once a week to reaffirm my connections there.
Ever since I was a small child I’ve been surrounded with technology. My father is a radio Engineer and still teaches computer networking at the TAFE (think technical college) here in Canberra. As such he would always be tinkering with some of the latest and greatest computer bits, with me firmly stuck to his side gazing on in awe. I still remember getting our first modem and explaining to all the kids at school what the Internet was.
Fast forward 15 years and I myself have become a Computer Engineer; one of the last of my kind to graduate from the University of Canberra. It was during my time there that I developed a keen interest in finance, world economics and business processes. Although only a small part of my university career focused on these aspects it piqued my interest none the less, leaving me to wander off in the wonderful world of investments.
It was only recently that I discovered my deep passion for space exploration and aeronautics. I’ve now lost countless hours staring off into the sky, watching videos of spacecraft (new and old) and getting my friends interested in the wonderful place that is our universe. I feel incredibly lucky to be alive during a time where the common man will soon have the ability to go into space, and experience the world in a whole new way.
So, what was the motivation for this? Well it’s two fold.
As an IT consultant I’m constantly interested in new technology and I was given a copy of Windows Server 2008 for free. I thought this would be a good chance to get familiar with it and to also broaden my horizons a bit. This web page is coming to you from a small machine I built for around $300, sitting behind my entertainment unit at home. There was an immense amount of satisfaction in getting this set up and I’ll continue to experiment with it for many days to come. Eventually I hope to be able to provide interesting applications for everyone to tinker with, and that’s a challenge in itself!
I also found myself writing a lot more on topics that interested me. I’ve never been the creative type (typical engineers!) but after spending many a night talking to my friends about subjects of interest I couldn’t help but start to feel that maybe more people would be interested in what I have to say. It’s also an open invitation for conversation, since I’m likely to talk the ears off anyone who is willing to listen.
So feel free to drop me a line here on the blog or on firstname.lastname@example.org.