I've been blogtagged

Damn you Chris Donnan! OK, here’s my 5 things you probably don’t know about me…

1) As an 8 year old I was a member of the official ‘Masters of the Universe’ fan club.

2) Around the same time I was fascinated with road layouts and maps and was convinced I’d end up in civil engineering or cartography.

3) Finally around this time I wrote my first program. It was coded in Logo, and I think was on a Research Machines 480z. I remember being very excited about the fact it had a robotic turtle attached that would follow the commands of the program. It would be 3 years until I coded again, and I really caught the programming habit when I started secondary school at the age of 12.

4) I guess I wrote my first ‘enterprise’ application at the age of 15. It was a database-type application written in QuickBasic using flat files for storage. I remember it was big enough (~ 20000 lines) that it wouldn’t compile into a single .exe program, so even back then I was fiddling with compilers and source trees figuring out ways to build efficient dependent module schemes.

5) I was never in a band, nor have I got any famous relations. Myself and Mike Mason won a karaoke competition in our first few weeks at University though (the actual winner had left by the time the prizes were handed out…), I guess that’s the closest I’ve come to artistic superstardom.

And on that note, I tag Mike Mason, Joe Walnes, Jay Fields, Ivan Moore and Patrick Kua.

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3 thoughts on “I've been blogtagged”

  1. I have pleasure in generally confirming points 1 and 2 on this list – esp re: the quantity of M of the U stuff in your wardrobe. But, whilst I agree about the Civil Engineering stuff (good job you blessed IT with your talents otherwise Oxford would be underneath the revised location of the M40 by now) surely you also thought about being an AA Man?

  2. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Urrrmmm…

    I blame you completely – it was the trauma from being convinced my name was Eric.

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