Born in 1975 to ‘baby-boomer’ parents (thanks for pension deficit), left ‘skool’ at 16 to join the British Armed Forces, served in Bosnia & N Ireland, as well as trips to Cyprus, Canada, Germany, France, Norway. Left in 1992 to get a proper job. Then spent 5 years playing with computers for ICL, SOS, and CAS. After that thought I should save the world and went to build schools and water infrastructure in Tanzania, realised this was just a big con so Guardian readers can feel good about themselves but did get to meet Annie (my Felicity Kendal). Found religion(Theoretical Physics) in 2001 so went on to study the origins of the Universe at Swansea University. Found out that Uni is just a place to send your kids when they are too young to get a proper job and too old to be living at home, decided to remove myself from the corrupt and horrible system that is ‘Statism’ and to live more self reliantly as far from political interference as possible, and here I am.