Who or What Is a SyberSquad
I’m a SyberSquad, and my name is Christopher Knopick. I’m a technology hound through and through. I love reading about, using and abusing (if the situation warrants it) all forms of technology. Smartphones, Tablets, Notebooks, Netbooks, Desktops and all manners of hardware are in my sights. Software to turn the masterpieces of thought into the next big thing, that’s what I like. Services galore, on the web and elsewhere are what trips my trigger but my overarching reason for being here:
To help everyone love technology the way that I do, and in loving it help themselves become more productive and live better lives with it.
In pursuit of this goal know this:
- I won’t B.S. you. If I recommend a product or a site to you I either use it, own it, know of others I trust that have used it, and or I generally love it.
- I will never spam out links for products that I don’t recommend just for the affiliate link.
- Know however that I’m in this to earn an income, so you will occasionally see links to products and services that I recommend.
- I love my family and that takes precedence over everything I do.
- I live in Waukesha, WI which is not exactly the Silicon Valley of the Midwest but other than the winters I like it.
- I’m a devout Green Bay Packers fan (GO PACK!!)
- I really do find technology fascinating and can’t think of anything I’d rather be involved in.
I’ve been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. My father being an electronics technician gave us ample access to new tech which as I think about it had the power of a piece of paper in comparison to what we have now.
The first computer I was exposed to seriously was called the “Interact Family Computer”. It was one of the myriad of 8080 processor clone systems that used a cassette tape for input and had joysticks, games (football and dogfight were my favorites) and could be plugged into a small TV for a screen. I remember staying up for 20 hours one day to write a fantasy text adventure game where you could make a choice but the wrong one would kill your character. It had background colors and sound effects, quite an accomplishment for the time, and I loved it.
After that graduating to the Commodore 64, and further on into the Amiga, IBM PC clones, every type of WinTel (Windows and Intel) PC and laptop that you could shake a stick at to now MacBook Pros with virtualization that function as well in Mac or Windows environments.
I remember the very beginnings of the World Wide Web and looking at the very first picture posted online. You can still see it if you Google it. The growth that followed was phenomenal as was the trip down the hole when the Internet Bubble burst. I found myself jobless for a time then and had to take a management position with a gaming company to make ends meet but still I loved it.
The point is through the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations, the arguments and laments it’s not going away. With the advent of the Smartphone and mobility it’s only just getting started…I hope you’ll join me on the journey.