David Good is a web developer, graphics designer and technical support specialist from Columbus, Ohio, where he currently resides. He’s in his mid-40s and enjoys many aspects of computing as both work and hobbies.
If you’re looking for a reality show star, you’re on the wrong site. I am also not a professional artist, doctor, teacher, or the founder of a social network. There are, in fact, hundreds of people in the US named David Good. According to howmanyofme.com, 471 people share the name “David Good”.
I was born the youngest in a family of three boys and five girls, with 18 years between me and my oldest sister. It wasn’t long before it became obvious there was something wrong with me, as my bones would fracture easily. Walking across the room at my fragile age of 2 I might break a leg. Specialists soon diagnosed me as having Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare bone disorder.
Over the years I would break in excess of 30 times. Eventually a number of treatments, with varying degrees of success, helped. But I don’t let medical problems define who I am, and I don’t get depressed about them or obsess over them.
In 1987 I moved to Melbourne, Florida. I took part-time classes at the local community college and eventually got an AA degree in 1992. I had wanted to go further, but the only 4-year college in the area had no arts programs to speak of. Because of my medical problems, I wasn’t inclined to go away to school.
Shortly after graduating from college I got a job at a local software company, Contact Plus Corp. I worked there for nearly 8 years, in sort of an odd-job capacity. When I wasn’t answering technical questions by phone, I would be developing web pages, writing manuals, or testing software. It was challenging and I learned a lot about computers. Recently I returned to the same company, doing technical support remotely. Sometime between I had a stint as a web designer for the online property of Conway Data’s Site Selection Online.
My personal obsessions include Ohio State Football, the British science fiction drama Doctor Who and interactive fiction game design.