I originally come from near Glasgow, Scotland — where I discovered early on that my first choice of a degree in Microbiology focussed a little too much on yeast when I was more interested in its main by-product.
Since then, life can be best described as a series of internal conversations along the lines of “where do I go now?.” These have led me into journalism (way back then, for Gay Scotland, for Gay Times, HIM Magazine, the Pink Paper; and for IT Expert Magazine).
After that I fell into IT (in 1994, to CIX — the UK’s first and foremost user-orientated online forum provider and one of the UK’s earliest ISPs, then in 1996 to Unisys, where I learned how to do big projects right. Afterward I set out on my own for a while, working on projects for small to medium-sized companies). I’ve since remained in IT: working for a food retail company working on technology refreshes and upgrades in their trading estate with a large slice of IT security and regulatory compliance.
I live in Manchester, England, though love that it’s only 2h 10m on the train to London. I still spend too much of my time in front of the keyboard, but do take breaks for the various arts events, queer and otherwise. I studied with the The Open University and gained a BA in Technology and Law, and I might study with them again. Apart from all of that, I spend time with my husband David Bamford, friends, and for ride my motorbike when the weather is good.