tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
I now know why all of the tutorials and articles on Oracle FGAC (or row level security or VPD, whatever you wanna call it) are curiously sketchy on updates and deletes.. As it turns out, there is no way to reliably inform the user that he CAN'T do a certain update (no nice dialog box to popup and say "sorry, no access".. the update just silently fails.. which of course, isnt very nice (or informative) for the user..
Neat piece of software that I revisited after a while, Miranda, an ICQ clone that also allows connections to other protocols. The only reason I cant try it out for long is because most of my contacts are on Yahoo and the Yahoo plugin sucks.. (no proxy support, for one).. but the other plugins are marvellous, I really want the Alice plugin *evil grin*.. The win32 port of Gaim is coming along pretty well too..