My name's Andre Alessi, and I currently work for TelstraClear in a business provisioning role. Previously I provided tier 2 support for the Telecom Faults call centre.
I've been a gamer since my father bought me a Commodore 16 as a kid (back when software piracy involved a stereo with two tape decks!) followed quickly by an Amstrad 6128. I've gradually worked my way up towards a PC that does exactly what I want, which is listed in my signature below (and yes, she's named after that Morrigan from Dragon Age: Origins.) I'm a mostly self-taught tinkerer though, and always looking for new hardware and software tips.
I've played a fair number of games in my time, with a preference for RPGs and MMOs. As of today, I have active subscriptions in Lord of the Rings Online, EVE Online, Age of Conan, World of Warcraft, Champions Online, and my latest obsession, Star Trek Online. I've also played several other MMOs for extended periods.
I'm that most awkward of party guests, a philosophy graduate, though I also spend a year studying web design before realising I was awful at it. Ultimately I hope to leave all this corporate nonsense behind and spend my day philosophizing for a living.
I'm based in Auckland and spend far too much time on Twitter.
EDIT: Might have jumped the gun on the signature. Here's Morrigan's specs:
OS: Win 7 Premium 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A-UD4 Intel P55
CPU: Intel i7 860 @ 2.80 GHz with Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler 12CM
RAM: 4 x 2 GB Corsair Dominator 1600 MHz
Video: 2 x Asus nVidia GTS 250 1GB SLI
Sound: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro Titanium
Hard Drive: 2 x 1 TB WD Black Caviar @ 7500 RPM
PSU: Gigabyte 800W ODIN Power Supply
Case: Antec 300 with 3 extra GlacialTech SilentBlade 12 cm fans
Peripherals: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard, Logitech VX3000 Optical Mouse, Asus VH232T 23Inch Wide Full HD LCD Screen, Logitech X540 5.1 Speakers, LinkSys WRT54GC Wireless Router, "Alice" Grumpy Geriatric Feline