My name is John Girvin and I’m a software engineer, sci-fi buff, cyclist and retrocomputer fan (ie: nerd) from Northern Ireland. For the geographically challenged, Northern Ireland is the small bit at the top of the small bit beside the United Kingdom mainland, which is the small bit just north of mainland Europe.
Wee Doors Banging is a blog to collect random miscellanery that I’d otherwise lose track of. The name comes from something my dad used to say to me when I was going on about some mad idea or other: “John, your head’s full of wee doors … and they’re all banging“. I hope it imparts a suitable sense of randomness.
This is one of the sites I maintain regularly.
If, like me, you’re into old computers and retrogaming, check out girv dot net. It’s got Amiga, Amstrad CPC and Vic-20 sections with games, cheats, utilities and more to play online and download. There’s a browser version of Daleks to enjoy and it’s also the home of the Hairy Hackers Haunt archives. The website itself has been around under various domains and designs since 1996 – you’d think I’d be better at it by now.
For more information about my career, skills and experience, to see some of the real life web projects that I’ve worked on or even to download a CV, check out my resume and portfolio website over at johngirvin.com. There’s a johngirvin.com blog there too, to which I occasionally post articles of a more technical nature.
Finally, cycling enthusiasts may be interested in Rain Miles Count Double, a blog about owning, maintaining, commuting and having fun on bikes in Belfast and Northern Ireland generally.
I hope you at least find some of the randomness on Wee Doors Banging interesting or perhaps even useful. If you have anything to say about the site, I’d love to hear it. Please leave a comment below or use the contact form to get in touch directly.