Yeah, I finally found my way here, despite being on the forums now for about a week.
I'm Australian born & bred, although my ethnic heritage is quite diverse.
I cut my teeth on Console C++ back in Year 7 at school (7th grade for those who need it called that), doing a general computing course.
I moved to a new school for Year 11 & Year 12, where I did all 3 available computing courses; Software Design & Development (SDD), Information Technology (IT), and Information Processes and Technology (IPT).
Doing SDD at my new school is where I first learnt just how frustrating programming can be. I started off with Java Applets (and found out the hard way that they're very different to Java Applications), then moved to Visual Basic 6. After using VB6 for a short time I moved to VB.NET, which I found much more fun than Java.
After school I just bummed around at home on the internet, mostly.
Three or four years ago I started playing with REBOL
Two years ago I started doing a TAFE
(Cert4 IT General) at my local TAFE
Since last year I've also been playing around with AHK.
I've had experience as a programmer, tech support, teacher's aide, support teacher, forum admin (on several small forums) and many other various things.
I like to call myself a "dabbler", although many who know me would probably call me a Jack Of All Trades.
My many hobbies include Reading (books, preferably fantasy or sci-fi novels) and playing (video) Games.
I often prefer to take things at my own pace and as a consequence, I'm very hard to rush (and give better results when I'm allowed to take my time).
Well, that's just a little..