Welcome to MartinOgg.com
Hi, I’m Martin. Originally from Dundee, Scotland, I have been living and working the last 2 years in Tokyo. In September 2012 I left permanent work to work on personal projects and to study. The current aim is to take 6 months off initially and see what there is on the other side of the usual desk job and to find out what happens when life is not dictated by financial and externally inflicted constraints.
I use this blog to document my experiences and progress through my goals during this time. The intention is to help enforce an accountability trail in which will encourage me to keep on track, whilst recounting successes and failures along the way.
Since I was very young I recall programming on my Dad’s 1982 Sinclair Spectrum computer. Despite being antiquated by today’s technology, it had this amazing appeal and sense of endless possibility. This hobby stuck with me and I graduated from Computer Games Technology BSC +Hons at Abertay University, Dundee in 2005. Since then I have had a career within software development; starting out in microcontrollers, to Playstation, Military simulation software and mobile phone development.
In the last 5 years I have become more interested in Personal Development and invested time and effort to discover more about the amazing world we live in. Overcoming challenges smartly requires some out-the-box thinking and a bit (a lot) of courage and effort but I can personally say the rewards are worth it. Often in the most unexpected ways.