How do you summarize ten years of your life?

Herm. The ten year reunion of my year 12 at a swanky private school is coming up, and I was asked to wrrite a summary of what I’ve been up to in the last decade. I saw no harm in it, so here’s what I’ve got so far:

Well, I finished a Computer Engineering Degree with first class honours, at University of Canberra, having studied part time for most of it. I then started a part time PhD at ANU in Computer Science. My thesis is currently delayed by general distraction with organizing one of the three globally important Linux developer conferences here in Canberra (

During that time, I worked for Aspect Computing (now Kaz, part of Telstra), IPAustralia, and then TOWER Software. I recently interviewed for a position with Microsoft in Seattle, but apparently I’m not geeky enough. I’ll wear more pocket protectors next time.

I got married in 1999, having been engaged for about two years. I now have two kids, a three year old who thinks that xboxes are used for watching streaming video over a network, and a two year old who has his own Macintosh. My wife, Catherine, is an extremely patient person, who also has a computer. At last count I had eleven computers in the house.

You can find more about me at my website

What else should I say? What else does one say in these things? They didn’t provide any samples, so I’m not really sure. Let me know if you have any ideas.

[tags: school reunion]