Sorry, I don't have a recent photo available, but come back later and I might be able to rustle up something suitably scary...
I was born in the late sixties, and spent my early years living in Hayfield, a small village in the north-west corner of Derbyshire.
There isn't really much to say about my childhood years, so I'll skip ahead to what happened after I left school...
After leaving the 6th form with a clutch of less-than-stellar "A"-levels, I went to study Computer Science at what started as North Staffordshire Polytechnic. It promptly dropped the "North" bit on my arrival, and transformed into a University on the day I did my last exam. Do you think they were trying to tell me something ?
I graduated in 1992, and have been employed in IT ever since, mostly in the public sector. The concept of a "job for life" is long dead, so I've had to move around the country to take different jobs, with wildly differing roles. Over the years, I've been a systems analyst, designer, programmer, QA tester, documentation author, tech support analyst, systems administrator, and network engineer - you could say I'm a jack-of-all-trades, really.
Currently, I'm working for University IT at Cardiff University.
I'm a Member of the British Computer Society - in addition to this, I'm also a Chartered Engineer, and I became a CISSP in 2008.
I'm still single, with no kids or pets or other commitments - so you could say that I'm growing old disgracefully !