My name is David Frisken and I have just joined TOG.
I am 36yo and currently live in Alexandria, Sydney. I am originally from the Far North Coast of NSW.
I work in IT support. I also have an ACA cabling licence and have been doing Nextep ADSL installs since the end of 2001 for the company I worked for.
I have been doing the computer thing since 1979. First using an old Bus 100 Computer that my doctor owned, and played the original Star Trek ascii game. I then learnt Basic programming on a Toshiba T200 - CPM/Toshiba Basic machine. The next PC was a Multitech Apple II clone and I had time on a DEC PDP11 mini-computer for a year.
Next came an Amiga 500 at which stage I opened a Commodore Dealership which I ran until they folded.
I have several PC's networked at home at the moment (my partner even let me put one beside the bed) and run an SBS 2000 server and a linux box.
As far as online gaming goes, I dabbled a couple of years ago on 56k but didn't find it all that rewarding. So I stuck to LAN gaming at home with friends. Seven months ago i got 512k ADSL and discovered America's Army and have been heavily at it since.
In October I injured my back at work and havent worked since. I have found gaming great therapy, as it takes my mind off the pain(violin plays in background), well thats what I tell my partner anyway.
TOG seems like a friendly group of people and I am looking forward to some online TEAM action.
Cya all around the traps.