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Author Mathew Diekhake

Founding Editor of ConsumingTech.com

Overview

Education:

DDLS, Melbourne, Australia – Leading Corporate IT Training and Certification Provider

Expertise:

  • Managing and maintaining Microsoft Windows
  • Operating systems, web browsers, and other computer software
  • Writing and search engine optimization

Personal Interests:

  • He has been regularly bodyboarding since he was a kid and can be seen catching waves at the one good break around when it’s working.
  • He studied IT when operating systems progressed enough to show potential (XP, Vista). By 2011, he had become an online entrepreneur with tech publications.
  • The mechanics behind a good laptop bring out his toxic masculinity more so than a good car, but he has been a longtime Formula 1 fan, in part thanks to its tech, and owned a rare Mercedes sports model for some time.
  • He took up chess in his 30s and has absorbed over 1500 chess books. When playing others, he mainly plays the old classical chess in Blitz format. But he also enjoys Fischer Random a great deal.
  • He often tunes in to baseball broadcasts while working and is a longtime Yankees fan, though he hopes for a salary cap to take away some of his team’s success. As a Millennial, Jeter is his favorite player, and he has a rare Jeter gold hologram rookie card which is his only non-digital asset.

Introduction

  • Over a decade of experience offering free help tutorials and news online for various publications
  • Author of over 10,000 articles that have been read hundreds of millions of times
  • Qualified systems administrator for Microsoft Windows environments
  • Once the founder of WindowsTutorials.com, macOSTutorials.com, and BrowserTutorials.com among other domains which all merged into ConsumingTech.com; he remains heavily invested in tutorial-based domain names for your peace of mind
  • Most of his work now resides on this domain (ConsumingTech.com) which he owns
  • His work has collected over 18,000 backlinks for the CosumingTech.com domain

Mathew Diekhake (pronounced Dee-kah-keh) is a certified Microsoft Systems Administrator from Melbourne, Australia, and also the founder and editor of ConsumingTech.com. Though his first name is a little weird and his last is of German origin, he was born and raised in Australia. Mathew is Windows and Android obsessed, just because those have always been the two operating systems readily available more often than not, though he has spent decades learning about a variety of computer software, both formally and as an autodidact. He has earned numerous Microsoft certificates (see below) and is a qualified Systems Administrator (MCSA). In his free time, Mathew enjoys reading everything he can get his hands on related to computer software. He also enjoys jumping in the ocean when conditions are ripe, playing chess with friends, and keeping up with world affairs.

Mathew is a big proponent of computer software and the internet. And while it may turn out that technology as a whole is bad for the universe—given its apparent adverse effects on climate—he is hopeful that it can advance to where its environmental impact is minimalized compared to today. Mathew thinks that computers, in general, will do wonders for boosting the education, and perhaps intelligence, of people over the next hundred years; and that computers will play a large role in advancing the world for the better over that same period, and, hopefully, much longer.

Education

Mathew graduated from DDLS Melbourne campus with the following certifications:

  • DDLS as a CompTIA A+ Certified IT technician certificate training (parts 1 and 2)
  • Service desk analyst
  • Installing, configuring, and administering Windows XP Professional
  • Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment
  • Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCTIP)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging on Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

Experience

Mathew’s area of expertise is with computer operating systems and web browsers—in particular, managing and maintaining systems and software. Since 2011, Mathew has written tens of thousands of articles on computer software covering a wide range of topics, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Android, and other operating systems; Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and other web browsers. His oldest work can be found on ConsumingTech.com, where he began writing on computer operating systems and web browsers before creating more technical-oriented domains such as WindowsTutorials.com. He also spent three years as an author for dotTech.org, a once top 20,000 Alexa ranking tech blog before being discontinued. dotTech is owned by the same company that runs SharewareOnSale.com, one of the most successful shareware websites in the world still to this day.

Mathew’s work has been quoted and used as a source of information by Microsoft MVP’s on the Microsoft.com website, senior XDA developer forum members, senior OnePlus forum members, senior Xiaomi forum members, popular independent websites such as AnandTech and popular blogs such as Android Pit, just to name a few. Thousands of other websites have sourced his expertise in computer software as well. Publications, through their own free will, routinely use his work as a source of information most weeks, which he greatly appreciates. If you are a webmaster, you may use his work under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Mathew has written tens of thousands of articles online spanning across several domains, and those articles have gone on to get hundreds of millions of views. His work on ConsumingTech.com was once getting close to a million monthly views, and he has had the website inside the top 50,000 trafficked sites in the world, according to Alexa. His articles continue to be read by hundreds of thousands of people every month, and they have done so now for many consecutive years.

Mathew has been a Windows Insider since 2016, regularly leaving feedback for Windows developers regarding test builds of the operating system. His contributions to the Windows Insider program and messages to the Windows Insider team directly have contributed to some of the Windows 10 features that you see today. Some examples include there no longer being any sound when you move the volume slider from the system tray, and the Cortana icon being removed from the search box. Mathew emphasized the default sound from the slider needed to be removed because it can be a lot louder than the video that you’re watching, which meant that you couldn’t turn up those videos without having to create a louder Windows default sound which can be disruptive to an environment. Mathew also felt it was important to move Cortana out of the search box so people could understand that search was not directly related to Cortana and perhaps that would get people to better realize how powerful the ability to search is. Both ideas were adopted by early 2019.

Assets

Mathew is the owner of the following domain assets, some of which once were publications in their own right before being merged into ConsumingTech.com:

  • WindowsTutorials.com
  • macOSTutorials.com
  • BrowserTutorials.com
  • ChromeTutorials.com
  • FirefoxTutorials.com

Tutorials He Has Covered:

Operating Systems

An operating system is software that allows you a platform for other software. Without the operating system, your computer merely boots to nowhere of interest. A good OS is essential to any computer user.

  • WindowsTutorials
    We have thousands of articles covering Windows tutorials. We are Windows professionals, having spent years formally studying it. At one point in time, we held most certifications Microsoft had to offer. We hope to continue writing a lot more Windows tutorials in the future because they come easy to us.
  • macOSTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Mac tutorials. While we aren’t certified in Mac, our Mac writers have years of experience using Mac laptops and virtual machines.
  • LinuxMintTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Windows tutorials.
  • MXLinuxTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering MXLinux tutorials.
  • ManjaroTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Manjaro tutorials.
  • FedoraTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Fedora tutorials.
  • FuchsiaTutorials
    Fuchsia is a new operating system by Google. Tutorials coming soon.
  • ChromiumOSTutorials
    Chromium OS is an open-source operating system. Tutorials coming soon.

    • CloudReadyTutorials
      CloudReady is a new operating system based on Chrome OS. Tutorials coming soon.

Web Browsers

Web browsers are applications that become your portal to the internet. Without a web browser, we would not have a portal to the internet (online); and without a good one you won’t be enjoying your web browsing experience. As of writing this in 2020, there are a handful of browsers offering a very good browsing experience.

  • ChromeTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Google Chrome tutorials. Most of our time on the internet is spent looking through Google Chrome’s eyes. We know how to optimize Chrome for a fantastic user experience, as well as solve many of Chrome’s nuisances.
  • FirefoxTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Mozilla Firefox tutorials. If we aren’t on Chrome, you can probably find us on Firefox. Mozilla’s Firefox is the best web browser based on open source code in existence.
  • OperaTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Opera browser tutorials.
  • VivaldiTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.
  • ChromiumTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.
  • BraveTutorials
    We have hundreds of articles covering Vivaldi browser tutorials.

And other premium domain names relating to computer software. With tens of thousands of dollars invested, he still owns the domains today. 

Due to cPanel price increases, we no longer have cPanel accounts set up for the mentioned domain names. However, you can use the WhoIs domain lookup via GoDaddy to check who owns the domain names. At the moment, due to lots of spam phone calls from people who abuse our exposed phone number, we have currently put our WhoIs set to private. Once ICANN comes up with a more practical solution to show our information publicly without needing to display phone numbers at the same time, we’ll gladly make the information public again.

On his domains, Mathew also spends lots of time answering questions to queries that readers leave in the comments. Between writing new articles and answering questions, Mathew can usually be found online seven days a week and almost around the clock.

At ConsumingTech.com, Mathew hopes to one day create a thriving tech community filled with tech enthusiasts, as well as convert the esoteric for beginners just searching for answers, and offer a variety of expertly written tutorials for many different operating systems and other computer software. Few days go by where Mathew isn’t advancing his own skills, as well as the content on this website. He hopes that his work can one day be a valuable contribution to the World Wide Web.

Contact

You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. You may also reach him via email here: admin@consumingtech.com. Please note, all questions related to his content should be left as comments beneath the articles, as he does not provide computer support via social media or email.

Read Mathew’s articles. 

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