I Graduated in Natural Sciences (Chemistry & Physics)from Durham University, where I did not cover myself with glory, but did fill, and often cover, myself with beer.
I Qualified as a secondary school teacher, taught for a while as a supply teacher. I hated
teaching. I tried working as a techhie but kept getting promoted to IT Trainer, courtesy of my teaching experience, which I disliked for similar reasons. I spent some time working out what else I could do and reducing beer intake.
I Realised that I should work as a programmer, having enjoyed it a hobby since I was a nipper in the halcyon days of the Sinclair Spectrum (48k, Rubber Keyboard). Spent two weeks
working out why I didn't think of this originally, instead of starting my dull-as-ditchwater Chemistry degree 8 years earlier. Had a beer to celebrate.
I Graduated in 2001 with an MSc from Newcastle Uni in Comp Sci. Did cover myself with glory, and drank some beer.
.Netting ever since, and loving it. Though I have largely given up beer due to not being able to hack the pace like I used to.
I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life near Newcastle. In a fit of temporary insanity I moved to Amman, in my wife's homeland of Jordan, but made it back safely to the UK without any extra holes being made in my person by bullets. To be fair, Jordan is pretty safe, if you discount the roads.
Visit Jordan if you can by the way, the landscape is beautiful and varied, the food excellent and the people the friendliest on earth, after Geordies naturally