My first program was written in the late 1970's (as a child) on an Altair 8800...my Dad did most of it. Since then I've become a mechanical engineer (I designed and built experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle) and then became a professional programmer (I've written in COBOL, VB6, VBA, VB.Net, Fortran, C++, C#, and Python). I consider myself an expert in SQL as well.
I love to downhill ski in the winter and go sailing whenever I have time to do so. I paint and love to read business, Sci-Fi, medicine, and history.