Jun 4, 2010

Team Profile: Matt Foster

What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked here?
Since 2004 I’m selling stuff here. That’s what I do. Sell stuff. Talk to customers. Make ‘em happy. Five and a half years I’m doing this.

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Do you have any nicknames?
No present nicknames. Past nicknames have included “Max”, “Ronson” and “Hey, stupid.”

Birthday: May 5

Hometown / Where have you lived?
Grew up in Clermont. Other habitats have included Inverness and Dunnellon.

When did you become interested in art and design?
When the newspaper editor I worked for at the time said “If you want to keep your job, you’d better learn something about art and design.”

When did you become interested in creating websites?
When the newspaper publisher I worked for at the time said “If you want to keep your job, you’d better learn something about creating websites.”

What is your favorite part of your job?
What is best in job? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!

When did you become interested in computers and technology?
When the pre-press director I worked for at the time said “If you want to keep your job, you’d better learn something about computers and technology.”

What piece of technology could you not live without?
The binary logic gate. Or the flush toilet. I can’t make up my mind on this one.

What do you like to do on the weekends?
Well, that’s a potentially embarrassing question isn’t it? What if my answer was something untoward or otherwise very odd — this would hardly be the forum for proper comment now, would it? No, no. I think that’s a subject better left as one of those Things Man Was Not Meant to Know.

Do you have any hobbies?
I do, in fact, have hobbies. With a five year old running around the house I don’t have much time to pursue them, mind you. But indeed I do have hobbies.

What are your top three moments in your life so far?
In no particular order:
1 – Born
2 – Married
3 – Kid

What is your favorite food / drink?

What is your favorite sport? Do you have a favorite team?
I like most the baseball sport. The Tampa Bay Rays get my yay! because they are close team.

What are your favorite TV shows?
Baseball games. Or “Iron Chef America”.

What are your favorite movies?
If I said “Kelly’s Heroes” you’d hit me with the negative waves, man. So I’ll say “Apocalypse Now” and “Full Metal Jacket” and scare you instead.

What are your favorite books / magazines?
I don’t always read, but when I do I prefer history. Stay thirsty, my friend.

What are your favorite websites or blogs?
There are, what? 70 bazillion websites and blogs out there and you want me to pick a favorite? Pffft.

Tell us about your family!
Should I leave out the part about the chainsaws and the dynamite?

Do you have any pets?
A very large, very lazy, white cat named Casbert.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Am I paying for the trip, or are you? If I’m paying for the trip it’s probably some place close and cheap and I’m not staying very long. If you’re paying for the trip, I’m off to Hanalei on the island of Kauai and I’m not coming back until about 2020.

If you couldn’t be a Website Consultant anymore, what career would you pursue?
Retired rich guy. That sounds like a pretty good career.

If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?
I’m guessing here that you want an answer that’s some sort of “stock” superpower like “flying” or “x-ray vision” and not a custom superpower like “able to fly and collect precious metals from clouds while I’m doing it”. Truthfully, if I could pick a custom superpower, I’d like to be able to manufacture economy automobiles in my sleep. Lots of them. That would be pretty cool.

How do you think technology and/or web design will change in the next 10-20 years?
Some day, developments in technology will allow me to predict the future. Ask me this question again when that happens.

What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?
Call me. Matt. 732-7700.

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