Seven Things About Me - Tagged by Andi
By cj on Jan 06, 2009
- I have a mixed accent due to being English, but growing up in America and later Australia.
- My first computer was a Sharp PC-1211.
- I cycled to my high-school computer science teacher's house during summer vacation to use the school computers. My school by then had progressed from a CPM machine with mark-sense cards to having multiple BBC Micros
- At school, we watched Australia win the 1983 America's Cup using the TVs that functioned as the BBC Micro monitors.
- I studied Comp Sci at Melb Uni, where I got my first taste of UNIX. When I started, all machines had aboriginal names that began with "mu", e.g munnari. One of the mandatory student manuals was a bound compendium of UNIX man pages. Fun historical info is at http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~alistair/fifty-years/mof06history.pdf
- I started reading comp.risks (now at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks) about that time. Let's try not to expand its archive of computer wrongs.
- I use Emacs.
- I think there are two types of people in this world, those who can count to seven, and those who can't.
As this 7-Things meme winds down, I'll just tag Tony Dovgal, who has recently become a new father - congratulations!
Here are Tony Bibb's rules for the meme:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.