Bio: Bio: South African, now an expat living in Panama.
35 years of military service in the Reserves, 28 of which were infantry and the rest as a Demolitions guy in the Engineers.
Did some years as a PMC in Iraq and a bunch of other PSD and misc contract in Africa and the last two years in Central and South America.
Civilian career was primarily in IT with a focus on Knowledge Management and dabbling in a variety of various distractions such as dLib (Academic publishing on pre-print servers), Virtual Learning Environments (mostly MUDS and MOOS), Large library systems (60000 users and up) and all the complications that went with that.
Along the way, I've been a programmer, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Business & IT Troubleshooter. Lectured at the Post-Graduate level, shot competitively (Service and Sport shooting), Land Rover enthusiast, Skydiver, Base Jumper, and Motor-bike rider.
Father of daughters and Political observer. Mostly same-old same-old :-)