My name is Mike Kilpatrick.
I'm originally from Scotland and immigrated to New Zealand in February 2005. My wife is a Kiwi and we have 2 small children (4 & 2).
My wife thinks I'm a full-on geek. I know I've got a few thing to learn. However, I am a bit of a gadget freak.
My pride and joy is my Intel 20" iMac - my first foray into Apple and I will never buy another Windows PC. I'm typing this on my wirelessly connected laptop running Ubuntu 6.10. I gave up dual-booting Windows about 2 weeks ago and now don't have a Windows PC for the first time since 1995.
I'm always threatening to learn to program, and the latest target is Ruby. But that'll have to wait as I'm just about to ditch my job (at Healtheries) in order to go back to university. I start a post-graduate in Journalism in February at AUT.
I love reading, writing and the cinema (although I'm more likely to watch DVDs now that I've got kids).
My biggest frustration is the fact that my internet connection can only work at a maximum of 1.5Mbps.
I guess that's enough for now. I think I could be at home here!