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.