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Seven things

The Seven Things is starting to take off in the blogosphere so thought I would do my bit…

So, here’s seven weird and wonderful things about yours truly;

  1. My first computer program was in BASIC on a ZX Spectrum, stored to secondary memory on cassette tape (yikes!). It was basically a menu selection program which invoked different subroutines based on menu choice. Yep, essentially a case() statement…
  2. My first job out of high school was as a copy typist, a skill which comes in handy as a programmer / IT person
  3. I had no hair until I was two years old (true!!!) and my nickname was Hare Krishna…
  4. My favourite food is spaghetti bolognese
  5. I can swim 3kms without stopping
  6. My favourite authors are Paulo Coelho and Jostein Gaarder, oh and William Gibson and Neal Stephenson too!
  7. I hold two degrees – a BSc majoring in Information Systems and a BA with majors in Indonesian language and security studies.

The duly tagged:

Donna Benjamin: For being open, creative, collaborative and all of the other things that makes Open Source a great field to work in.

Pia Waugh: For rejecting societal norms, stating that the world can be a better place, and then making it happen.

Lorna Jane Mitchell: A fellow knitter, and inventor of the PHPWomen-branded elePHPant.

Elizabeth Naramore: Because she rocks 🙂 And also for her work on

KaityGB: For showing us that no matter what we’re faced with, there’s always a way to create, dream and achieve

Meg Sawyer: For being herself

Ainslee Hooper: For correctly identifying bullshit.

The rules:

And here are the rules:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post—some random, some weird.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.