My name is David Pellier (Dad72), I live in Sarthe, from France. I am 47 years old. 🙂
I started programming at the age of 30 by coding small games in HTML, PHP and MySQL.
I am a completely self-taught person in programming, I learn with tutorials found on the internet and above all by practicing, by trying things that are completely out of my comfort zone for learn. I like to challenge myself, but I try as much as I can to remain reasonable, to slow myself down, otherwise I go into things that are sometimes beyond me. But I learn things like that.
My other activity
Otherwise, apart from programming, I am also a very manual person. Trained as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, I am passionate about woodworking, precision, the beauty of the grain of wood, their smells when cutting. Carpentry awakens all my senses.
I set up a workshop at my home of 30 square meters, equip it.
So when I'm not in front of my computer programming, I'm in the workshop making furniture for my home or for others. My days are very rhythmic like that. Workshop for a few hours, then programming for a few hours. Manual work relaxes me, allows me to escape and not sit in front of a computer for too long. I've seen myself sometimes spend 10 hours in front of my screen programming, I was sucked in by what I was doing. I try to avoid doing that.
Here is some of my carpentry work :
See other creations:
And another of my activities
I also like riding motorbikes. I only have that as a means of transport.
It's a small 50cc electric motorcycle. (I don't have a license and I don't want one) I don't need to drive fast. People are crazy on the road. I drive peacefully, I have time, life is not a speed race.
See the other motorcycles I've had :
Otherwise I also play a little piano. mainly rock, hard rock which are what I like in music.