I was born to Alison and John Nuttall at the end of September 1985, the second of four children. This is in Edinburgh, where I lived for the next 18 years. After crawling around the house for a while, I went of to South Morningside Primary School for five years, then I went to George Watsons College for another eight. I was very much a loner at school, and never really did anything until at age fifteen, I went to see Dave Lambley, my cousin, who told me that I could build a decent computer for a small budget. My dad put up the money, and lupin was built. It was a real struggle getting it going, but it gave me a shot of enthusiasm for computing that still hasn't worn off.
I left school aged 18, and whent to Durham Uni, initially to get a degree in Engineering, but after the first year I changed to Compsci. I'm still there three years later, but I ought to leave this year
Walking - I have been walking around Scotland for years with my Dad, and when I came to Durham, I joined the Durham Walking Society and became a leader. With them I have done most of England, a swath of Snowdonia, and some bits of Scotland, noticably Torridon, Glen Sheil and Glen Coe. I have done about 50 munros so far. I am on the Society's exec and look after the website.
Go - I started when I came to Durham, and have crawled up the ranking ladder to 10k. I also play chess casually, by which I mean I can whip random people in Youth Hostels and the JCR, but I can't beat someone who knows what they are doing.
Whisky - If one is going to drink, one might as well drink the good stuff. I helped form the Whisky Society and was its first Treasurer. Being a Scot, I normally lean towards the Scottish stuff rather than the Irish stuff.
Reading - I do a lot of reading in my spare time, normally tech books or fiction. Currently I have on the go Microserfs by Douglas Coupland and Research Directions in Functional Programming, editted by Kevin Hammond
Mildert - I'm a member of Van Mildert College JCR, and have some college sprit. I go to formals, vote in elections and sing in Carols in the Bar.