Thought I better get around to the intro thing
The first PC I ever played with came in a plastic bag with a soldering iron and I didn't get to use it until the woodwork class had made a case for it! That was 23 years ago.
Since then I left school, learnt a little bit about hardware and spent a few years in test engineering, before moving onto supporting digital trunk telephony equipment around the World. After far too long working in Moscow I gave up globe-trotting for business IT, working in support for a number startups, vendors and corporations. In 1995 I gave up the security of employment and started freelancing, focussed on providing a highly expert service to companies with 5 to 50 users. Here I am now, still doing it. Small organisations do not pay as well but working with them is both challenging and extremely rewarding, I find.
I am not proud when it comes to the computers and operating systems i work with, as I am at that point in my career where I have forgotten more than I currently know - There really isn't much call for configuring Qemm386 these days. I built my living on Windows NT and Microsoft Server products but today I am just as likely to be providing solutions utilising OSX and Linux. When I am not fiddling with networks and servers, you might find me working on some RAD project or other.
In my spare time I like to put on my rubber suit and throw myself off perfectly functioning boats for kicks. And I have recently re-discovered I quite like the odd hour of FPS gaming.