I’m Kieran, aka dblue, aka illformed. Welcome to illformed.org – my personal blog and dumping ground for all the random things I create. I hope that you enjoy your stay here and discover something interesting!
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I was born in 1979 and grew up in County Durham in the North East of England. My first computer system was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, which I received as a Christmas gift in the early 1980s, and ever since then I have been fascinated by computers and all things digital.
I’m especially passionate about experimenting with sound, and have enjoyed creating music with trackers since the early days of the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST (my preferred system back then). I have tried out a huge number of different trackers over the years, but these days I use Renoise, which is awesome.
Another of my life-long interests is programming. As a child, I loved to copy the source code examples from my ZX Spectrum user manual, or from magazines such as Your Sinclair and Crash, and I would spend hours painstakingly inputting each line of code via the Speccy’s awful, clunky keyboard. After upgrading to an Atari STe a few years later, I began using STOS BASIC to explore more interesting audio and graphics routines. These days, my preferred language is Object Pascal and my IDE of choice is Turbo Delphi, but after many (many!) years of putting it off, I’m finally getting into C++ as well.