Doug Wilson

gamer in Perth, Australia

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As an American living in Australia I've enjoyed and learned from living in two distinct cultures. I grew up with an interest in technology and computers and even at the age of 47 (almost 48) I continue to learn as much as I can about them on a daily basis. I've just recently gotten back into woodworking and am quite enjoying learning new things. I'm slowly getting the hardware I need to be able to make the things I want to make.


These days I'm using Windows 10 almost exclusively, as well as the iOS on a daily basis. I've got over 30 years of professional experience with multiple graphics packages, word processing programs. and most other software related to graphic design and professional printing. I am learning to program for the iOS platform as a way to keep my programming skills up to date and provide a challenge for myself. I'm an avid gamer with over 300 games on Steam as well as having an XBox One, and Nintendo Wii. Games are one of the ways I relax but I also enjoy spending time reading, mostly biographies but some fiction as well, and spending time in nature.


Due to medical issues I have not been working. I've recently been cleared to go back to work which means I'll soon get back to driving and transporting people with intellectual disabilities to and from their places of work. It can be challenging but is almost always rewarding.


I grew up in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and while I love that part of the world I fell in love with a wonderful woman from Australia and moved to Perth in 1998 to spend the rest of my life with her. Adjusting to the differences in Australian culture and especially the climate has been a real challenge at times but I wouldn't trade being with her for anything.

  • Work
    • Student of Life
  • Education
    • Associate Degree in Computer Sciences
    • Certificate 3 in Education Support