Almost a year later, I’m going to finally update this page! The original text will remain, while I’ll make my additions in red (For future reference it is September 20, 2011)
That’s right, I’ve got an “About Me” page!
It was born out of extreme boredom paired with the fact I do hope to get to know members of the Corona community better over the next few months or, hopefully, years.
So without further adieu, here’s a picture of me, (yes, I had a few spots then – my diet had been awful; they’re gone now,) and a bit of information that you will likely find boring but that will take up a good 10 minutes of my time!
I do know a lot of you very well now; in fact I speak with 40 or so of you regularly via email and have the pleasure of helping you out daily on the Corona forums, as I now have a casual gig with Ansca Mobile. (The best company in the world. Viva Corona!)
Well, as you already know, I’m Peach Pellen. Legally that isn’t my name, of course – but it’s what I have gone by for almost a decade now and I have no intention of changing it. I’m 21 and as you may or may not have figured out from the above picture, (someone once told me I looked like a dude in it,) I am in fact a woman.
I have left my house only 5 times this year, and it’s about to be December.
I love gaming, horror and gentlemen while I despise movies about dancing, hearing an ice cream truck when I’m broke and people who post 500 photos of themselves on Facebook standing in front of a mirror.
I’m still Peach Pellen but I’m not 21 any more – I’m 22.
Since starting with Corona and getting some passion back into my working life I have left the house more – at least 12 times so far this year – plus I’m flying to America and visiting Ansca HQ 20 days from now (October 10th) so that’s pretty good for a total recluse, eh?
I’m still pretty broke but that comes down to the cost of living in Australia increasing so dramatically and so quickly. My last power bill was $1000. (That’s for 3 months.) That’s pretty crazy. I get by better though as now I enjoy my work I do a lot more of it, so I can afford the occasional ice cream, now!
Beyond that I still love and hate the same things. (Speaking of things I love, Dread is a great horror movie but don’t watch if you want to be able to eat a steak in the near future. I’m not kidding.)
I live in Sydney, Australia. I was born in Adelaide and on the day I turned 16 I moved to Melbourne before coming to Sydney when I was 17. Despite the time difference between here and where most of you are (the US or UK) I am still online at similar times due to the fact I suffer from insomnia and when I can sleep it is almost always during the day.
I still live in Sydney and I still keep terrible hours most of the time. Maybe if I go through a color of the rainbow each year I update this I’ll be able to tell you I live in the US by the time we get to Violet – By then Corona will be THE way to create mobile apps. (I think it is now, but some people need a little longer to catch up.)
The site is just to help others with a passion for creating things. Learning a new language, any language, is hard and I want to make it just a little bit easier than others than it has been for me thus far – I’ve never written a tutorial before now but I felt inspired with Corona because of how great it is, how nice Lua is to learn and how great Carlos is, frankly! I like the fact that I can email him without worrying he’s sitting at his desk thinking, “WTH is wrong with this girl!”
As to app development, I got into it because I love the idea of making games and because I’m not able to get a normal job – the insomnia, amongst other things, makes it impossible – so I’m broke a LOT of the time. While I’m not getting rich from making apps I’m averaging $15 to $20 per day now and that has been enough to keep the power on and, most of the time, keep food in the fridge.
I think no matter how much a developer wants to create things and is passionate about his (or her) apps, money is almost always a factor – especially for people like me. When you live in poverty it can motivate you to achieve great things, or mediocre things in my case – but I’m working on that!
OK, so it turns out Carlos IS sitting at his desk thinking “WTH is wrong with this girl!”, but that’s OK because I often sit at my own desk wondering “WTH is wrong with this guy!”, too
My reasons for Techority haven’t changed and I hope to continue helping teach others all about Apps and Corona for years to come. Decades, if we can build for holographic devices and cell phone chips imbedded in our brains, in the far off future.
Congratulations if you made it this far – I nearly gave up writing about three times then.
That’s really all there is to know about me, besides the fact that I could smell honeycomb all day Friday and still have no idea why. (Also, I’m random!)