My first go on computers was with a Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 64 and Commodore 128. In the early nighties I got my first Atari ST and I moved on (although I felt like a downgrade) to a real PC with DOS and GW-BASIC in 1992.
In 1998 I started working for a company that used both Foxpro for DOS and Visual Foxpro. Although Visual Foxpro ha(s)d many things in common with Visual Basic it was quite a pleasant environment to work with.
In 2000 I changed jobs and started working for the Flanders Government. They were using Visual Basic and MS Access. Fortunately, my job wasn’t only programming in Visual Basic. I maintained (together with my colleagues) the network (a bunch of Windows NT4 and 2000 servers with NT4 Workstations, some Linux and OpenBSD servers), I did some help-desk support, managed most stuff that had to do with the ‘internet’ (including building web-applications with Visual Interdev) and toke care of the ‘security’ of our network perimeters.
After a while I’ve started to get in touch with GNU/Linux. In october 2000 I’ve installed my first Red Hat 6.2.
Mid 2004 I switched jobs and I’m now working for the Belgian Research and Education Network (BELNET) as a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team. Since 2009 we started with the national Computer Emergency Response Team for Belgium (CERT.be)
Since early 2000 I’m mainly interested in everything that has to do with computer security, Linux/BSD system administration and web development. Besides building my own applications in PHP (where I often use parts of the Zend Framework), I also build websites in Drupal, Joomla or WordPress.