Guess this thread completely missed me. I am 24, a biomedical engineer currently in Australia. I've lived in about 5 countries till now and traveled to a whole lot more. Software minimalism is an addiction and I tweak the hell out of my PC for speed. In general,
average age of the Software on my computer > average age of Hardware on my computer
I also hate throwing away any computer or electronic circuitry. No matter the condition, I try to fix it up or use the parts, even the screws, wires and ICs. I enjoy building electronic circuits and used to take part in micromouse competitions in the past.
I freelance as a web designer/developer besides my main job. I joined Donationcoder only long after I started reading the site and the posts. I greatly enjoy the function-over-form approach to software here and look forward to finding other communities like this on the web.