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.
But what the heck, I am in York, in the CS department, my supervisor has met me, given me tons of reading to do... most of which, in my post lunch stupor, is just flying over my head.. nice shiny 2.4GHz machine, lots of RAM, dual boots Slackware..
Things are looking good