Hi, this is Joseph Liggett, founder of joeNYC, Inc. Thanks for visiting my website, I hope you find the experience valuable, and feel free to check back for updates.
I was born and raised in New York City, and except for college (1 year at Adelphi in Garden City, Long Island and little over 3 years at the State University of New York at Albany) I have lived my entire life here. I went to grade school at the Fleming School on East 62nd and for a few months at the Roosevelt Island school on the island of the same name. Then for high-school I attended the Birch Wathen School which later merged with the Lenox School and became the Birch Wathen Lenox School which still exists on east 77th street.
At Adelphi, i received a minuscule art scholarship, and studied under the artists William Tucker. His ability to guide his students to produce art by feel and not by site will stay with me, always. He taught me how to sculpt blind folded, and eventually how to weld with an arc welder.
The next year, I switched Universities to the State University of New York at Albany and I moved to the Capital of New York State; Albany. Albany is not only the state capital, but a college town and it has the dubious distinction of having 2 man made structures that are visible from space in a single municipality. The Empire State Plaza and the Albany University Uptown Campus, both monolithic and absurd structures in there own right.
I was a pc technician on and off until I graduated college and started working as an IT specialist at Carnegie Hall.
After over a year there I went on to work in the financial industry at a firm called Angelo Gordon and Company helping to migrate systems that were not year 2000 compliant. As well as implement redundant high speed data connections with providers like UU Net to ensure constant connectivity to the trading floor.
I then was hired as a system administrator by a software development company that was riding the tech bubble of the new millennium called CodeFab. They were located on Little west 12th street in the heart of what is considered the meat packing district, a area where meat was routinely De-fabribacted.
Although CodeFab company still exists most of its talent now works at the mother ship for Apple.
That is when I switched my primary platform to the mac.
It has been almost 10 years and much has changed, but one thing has not, the fact that if you look at a computer like a tool box the mac is the toolbox that carriers the greatest number of tools.
This is because while windows has been under development for over 20 years the core of the mac draws from over 40 years of development in the form of Unix, which lies at the core of OS X’s Darwin kernel.
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