South African, now an expat living in Pedasi1, Panama.
35 years of military service in the South African Army Reserves, 28 of which were infantry and the rest as a Demolitions guy in the Engineers.
Did some years as a PMC2 in Iraq and a bunch of other PSD3 and misc contracts 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 :-)
I was an enthusiastic BBS4 operator and user from around 1987, running RyBBS, WildCat and a couple of others. An active participant in Echo boards and FidoNet.