I feel it’s time that we find out a little bit more about the man behind the smile – Matt Atherton, owner of purpleplanet – Software Solutions.
What were you doing before you started purpleplanet?
Hi! I was fortunate enough to be given a fantastic start in the world of IT, when I was accepted for a position as a Desktop Applications Trainer back in the early 90′s. I had worked with computers before, but this was a chance to understand more about the functionality of products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access, the last of which became my primary focus, as I moved into database workshops and system development. Read More
When you’re searching for something on Google today, you’ll notice a fascinating instrument at the top of the page: It’s a recordable electric guitar built in the shape of the Google logo, paying homage to guitar great Les Paul, who would have been 96 years old today (Thursday).
Hover your mouse over the strings, and you can strum this little instrument. You can also play notes on your keyboard. Click the rectangular record button positioned where the bottom part of the second “g” in the word “Google” would be, and every note you play will be saved for posterity. Read More
I haven’t really posted yet about one of my major loves in life. No, not Peter himself, but music – specifically a cappella music. For those of you who aren’t completely familiar with the genre, a cappella is solo or group singing without instrumental sound. One such contemporary exponent of this musical art form is Peter Hollens. Read More