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.
W00t! Work (well, the research budget) allows me to get a cheap and nasty laptop for work. It's actually a desktop thinly veiled as a portable computer. In fact, it's got a bigger and better processor than any of my current desktops.
So, it's going to overheat, it's probably going to give me several successive hernias' trying to carry it around, and it's in all probability, going to make me envy the rich guys with superslim Toshibas and Vaios.
But... I still feel damn good.