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I live in England and have used Mac's since 1992 mainly for advertising, design and print. My first Mac was a Quadra 700 running system 7.5.

 

I've always liked to tinker with computers, starting with my ZX Spectrum when I was 8 years old. I had an Amiga 500 when I was at college, and eventually bought myself an Apple Performa 6300 which cost a small fortune back then.

 

In 2008, at home I was still using an old G4 400 running Tiger. When one day by chance I was speaking with IT support specialist and we got chatting about his experience with using JaS 10.5.4 on his hackintosh. I was very interested in what he had to say and from there started my research to find out how I could build one.

 

Insanelymac, projectosx and infinitemac provided me with plenty of reading material and from there I made a shopping list of parts to build myself a machine to be my hack. I started by trying out distro's (Jas, iFail, iFail) but soon found out I could use the retail dvd combined with various patches for a better installation. I've never looked back.

 

I've done some programming in the past using BASIC, COBOL and pascal. I use some PHP these days and maybe do a few BASH shell scripts buy I've never really spent the time to properly learn C.

 

My main contributions to the scene have been sharing my experiences with my hack by writing down what I did and try to organise all the information, tip and tricks that I'd read from other user's posts, in to steps for others to follow. Those PDF guides have helped many users at least grasp the basics needed for the compatible Gigabyte mobo I was using.

 

I've also been involved with creating themes for Chameleon v2. I first posted a couple to InsanelyMac then one day fassl invited me to post over at the newly created VoodooProjects forum. I've since created a dozen or so themes along with a couple of how-to guides and stayed there helping out whenever I can.

 

So if I had anything to offer the community, it would be a friendly, helpful attitude with some average hacking experience, and maybe be able to find a little time to create the odd graphic or two for the scene.

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