This section is more about my technology than it is about me.
Since about the age of 7, I have always had an interest in computers and technology. We got our first family Windows 95 system in 1997 when I was six - a Tiny Pentium II with a 1GB hard drive.
At the age of 7, I got my first computer, a 600MHz Pentium III and boy was it fast. It started up in about 30 seconds running Windows 98. It also had a dedicated 1MB graphics card (unbranded).
From age 7, I have always wanted to go into teaching. At first this was primary school teaching.
In secondary school I changed this slightly when I decided I wanted to become a secondary school History teacher. This did not last long and I suddenly wanted to become a secondary school teacher in IT/Computing as I discovered my talent.
People were coming to me with problems they had with computers and my nickname Binary Balfour came about.
By third year of school, not only my friends knew me as Binary Balfour, teachers were asking me to help them with IT problems and so on.
2011 - 2013
2009 - 2011
When I got my first iPhone in 2009 I experienced my second Apple product, after the iPod Shuffle I won at school. Later in 2009, I tried to convince my mother not to get an iMac. She totally went against my advice and got one. That iMac was the Mac that introduced me to Apple properly.
After a few months of playing about with it I admitted to really enjoying it, but was not turned to Apple at that point. I traded my iPhone in a got a Windows Phone 7 based phone because I had previously being using Windows Mobile 6. In December 2010, I decided to use some of my savings along side my mother to purchase an iPad, mainly as I was in hospital at the time and therefore wanted my mother having something to do whilst she was visiting me and staying there over night. We pretty much went halfers on a 16GB 3G iPad 1st generation. My lovely aunty had one before and she brought it to me in October 2010 when I went into hospital. In about March 2010, I sold my half of the iPad back to my mother because she wanted to own the whole iPad.
In September 2011, I finally decided to make the change from my PC to Mac. I ordered the first Thunderbolt MacBook Pro 13" and I have never looked back since. I'm very much in love with OS X and there's nothing anyone can say to sway me away. I don't mind paying a premium for something that works. As a temporary solution to my jealousy of my brother's iPhone and being stuck with a rubbish Windows Phone, I got an iPod Touch 4th Generation. After 16 of 24 months with the Windows Phone I got rid of it, thank goodness. I then got an iPhone 5 16GB and a 4G contract in October 2012. In February 2014 I bought my own iPad Air 32GB 4G. This time I am happy to say, I will be keeping it.
I then got a new MacBook and this time went for the top model available in 2014, a 2013 Retina display model and then a new iPhone 6 64GB as well as a Mac mini to top off 2014.