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 noticed with more than a little dismay that Knoppix had decided to drop LaTex support in their latest version of the liveCD. Since I wanted to carry around a liveCD to pop into any random machine and work on my thesis while I'm on holiday in London, a bit of searching for an alternative ensued this afternoon.
The result: Quantian, a Knoppix based LiveCD distro specifically targetted to scientific and mathematical types..just what I needed. They even carry Kile. Woot!.