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Matthew Daly

Did the whole BASIC programming thing as a kid, but kind of lost interest in my teens and drifted into a job as an insurance clerk.

Some years later I got annoyed with some issues with MS Works and stumbled across Open Office. Discovered the whole open source movement and quickly moved to Firefox, then bought a book about Linux and started using Ubuntu, which reignited my long-dormant interest in programming.

Within a few months I'd resolved to become a web developer, a goal I finally achieved four years later. That was nearly eight years ago.