I was born in 1963 and started programming in 1992. My academic career was from 1981 to 1986 studying history and religion.
In 1988 I joined the US Marine Corps. I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up, this seemed like a good choice.
In 1992 I went to work for Dexter Fortson Associates Inc. and got my first tast of programming. I was hooked.
I came here some time ago under another alias and joined the community 2 years ago. It's a wonderful place, this monastary. I've learned much here. It's more noisy now (posting), than it once was, but most of what I've heard here is profitable.