About Me

On this website, you will find my tech & business blog, my previous work experience, my online portfolio, and some sample projects I have undertaken. I also try to keep this website updated with tech articles, how-to guides, and video tutorials. Please enjoy taking your time browsing through my website. If this is your first time visiting, I would like to give a brief introduction of myself.

I am an American, and I was born and raised in Southern California. I moved to Japan shortly after I graduated from California State University, Fullerton, and have been working internationally ever since. My past work experience consists of companies big and small, such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Wells Fargo Bank, Disneyland, Fast Retailing and Apple Computer. I also have a variety of experience in self employment and consulting, which includes managing my own IT professional services company. I always enjoy a good challenge and have gained invaluable experience by taking on a variety of roles through various fields and industries over the past 15 years.

I'm a techie through and through, always have been. Since the age of 9, I have been fascinated by computers, technology, and the art of how things work. It all started when my mother brought home an IBM 5150. Reading through an IBM BASIC user manual and teaching myself how to program BASIC was where my love for IT begin. Those were the days of 5 1/4 inch floppy disks with a whopping 1.2MB of disk space!

More than a decade later, I still love spending my free time learning new technologies and building things. My hobbies include pretty much anything on the computer: web programming, graphic design, blogging, and playing around with new hardware/software. When I find time to get outside, I do love outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, fishing, surfing, and scuba diving. But the thing I love more than anything else, is traveling and learning about new cultures and gaining new life experiences. I also enjoy teaching subjects I have a passion for. I maintain this website with the hope of sharing information with people all over the world. I'm a big fan of TED Talks and Khan Academy, if you haven't heard of them, check them out! I think it's very important to continually challenge and test oneself...learning and challenging oneself is to live!
 

My Ambitions and Goals

I strive to be the best at whatever I set out to do. I have always been self motivated, even at an early age. I am driven by challenges, and I am always looking for something new to master. I have a tradition of starting each year with a new goal. This is not only to constantly keep me challenged, but to reinforce the thinking that any goal can be achieved if time and dedication is invested.

I now have a 2 year old son, my current goals are to be a loving and nurturing father and husband, to constantly challenge myself, and to share my experience and knowledge with others through the various websites and online accounts I maintain. I never view a challenge as unachievable, and I feel anyone can achieve their goals, no matter how unobtainable they may seem. Believe in yourself!

- Joshua Bellendir

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