I'm Jeff Atwood. I live in Berkeley, CA with my wife, two cats,
one three children, and a whole lot of computers. I was weaned as a software developer on various implementations of Microsoft BASIC in the 80's, starting with my first microcomputer, the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a. I continued on the PC with Visual Basic 3.0 and Windows 3.1 in the early 90's, although I also spent significant time writing Pascal code in the first versions of Delphi. I am now quite comfortable in VB.NET or C#, despite the evils of case sensitivity. I'm currently learning Ruby.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2004/02/about-me.html