December 27 of
2006 marked 10 years of my first use of the name "Backwood Realm" on
anything computer-related. The first use was as the name of my BBS,
"The Backwood Realm BBS" in 1996.
Lots has happened
in 10 years, as you see when you go back through the history pages.
I've been trying to find more stuff from the older years to add, and
I have managed to update some of it. More is to come! It has been a
blast, learning the ins and outs of the Information Technology
industry, and learning to understand the technology itself. It's
also fun to look back at myself, from age 14 to age 24...wow...
In April of '06,
Lacy (White) Hawkins contacted me to see if I could possibly create
a wedding slideshow for her. I had actually purchased my Dell
Dimension 2350 in 2003 just for the purpose of creating multimedia
DVDs, in particular, creating DVD content. I told her I thought I
could pull it off, and when her wedding in July came, I had managed
to create quite a presentation. I was at the wedding, and it was so
exciting to see something I had created (with Melissa's help this
time) being viewed by so many people (it was a rather large
wedding.) It went off well, so I seriously considered doing it like
I had previously thought about...going into a side-business creating
slideshow and video presentations.
I pondered this
more as the rest of the year unfolded, and I began to experiment and
practice the art of digital video editing some more through
In December, a
position was posted on the bulletin board outside of the packaging
room at work. It was for an Information Technology Help Desk
position, particularly for someone to answer the phones and send out
their service requests. I didn't care what it was, as long as it was
in the IT department.
I applied, and
then waited. You'll have to read the (soon to come) 2007 page to see
what happens next... :)