Born in 1976. Purchased first computer in 1990 and have had at least two working systems since. Began studying Computer Engineering in 1995 only to flunk out due to excessive "college life" after 3 semesters. I then moved on to construction (industrial contractor) where I stayed in that field for 16 years, all the while dabbling with my computers and trying to optimize them continuously. After a injury on the job in 2008, I began to rethink my life's choices regarding computers and my education. I decided that 35 isn't too old to go back to school and I shall graduate in the summer of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Computer Science. I will enter Louisiana State University in the fall of 2012 to further pursue a BS in Computer Science.
I began attempting to install Gentoo on my desktop around 2003. Unfortunately, after several days of compiling, I would always have a mistake somewhere and could never get Gentoo installed. I then moved on to Archlinux and Vector Linux, both of which hated my computer and refused to even install (mostly due to my lack of knowledge of Linux at the time). I ended up installing Ubuntu and began learning Linux. Over the years I would constantly switch between Ubuntu and any other distro that I could get installed. Around 2007 or so, I installed Sabayon and used it as my primary OS for quite a few months. In 2008, I made the switch to Archlinux. I also installed Gentoo and ran a triple boot system with XP, Arch, and Gentoo. Over the last couple of years I have switched from Funtoo to Archlinux and back to Funtoo several times. I like both distros, but I finally settled on Funtoo in the last year and use it as my main OS.
Learning C++ in school. Learning Python at home. Slight knowledge of SQL and Relational Algebra courtesy of Stanford's free online courses. (although slight is pushing it)