Who's Luminousmonkey?

I'm Mike Aldred. I was born in Sydney, Australia, but my family moved over to New Zealand when I was two years old. When I was about twelve years old we moved over to Perth, Australia, where I'm currently living. Eventually I got around to Curtin University where I studied computer science, and I have to be honest, I lost interest and didn't do that well.

I worked as an IT support technician, fixing computers for companies, until I started working for a small startup, Minetec, where I wrote some minor software and was its sole employee. From there, I started working at Direct Communications, where I started as a technical hand/IT support, moved to bookkeeping for a few years, and now I'm currently the general manager.

After ten years of working at Direct Communications, I decided to finish off my computer science degree, so I'm currently studying on a part-time basis.

I stream playing games on Twitch (LuminousMonkey on Twitch), including some Retro Commodore 64 and Amiga games, and Quake Champions, things like that.

What's it about?

It's just a site for me to write down some thoughts. Mostly interesting technical things, however, I might occasionally post something business related. There may also be the occasional rant.

What's on this site?

Nothing much, I'm currently trying to build the habit of posting regularly on it, so there won't be much of a cohesive theme. But I want to work on writing up some articles, mostly on my experiences in small business. In particular the poor state of accounting software for our particular company.