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6'3" 180lb Coding Machine
It was the early 1980's. 6 days before, Argentina had just landed on South Georgia Island, marking the precipitation of the Falklands war. 9 days prior to that, all 9 planets had just aligned on the same side of the sun, and in the same day the United States of America had placed an Embargo on Libyan Oil imports, alleging Libyan support of terrorist groups. The day was Tue, 23 Mar 1982. It was 385747603 seconds after the UNIX Epoch. It was when I took my first breath.
I was born in Lakewood General Hospital (Now St. Clare - After the old building was destroyed due to Aspestos), in Tacoma Washington (an neighborhood which since has receeded and become its own City of Lakewood). I was to be named Amanda Elizabeth McCoy, a pretty young Irish-English girl. However, my parents had intentionally avoided knowing my gender prior to my birth. Everyone was certain I would be female, as it was my parents plan. Yet, to everyones dismay, when I was born the first thing my father said was "Shit, it has a penis". It hadn't been considered too seriously that I might in fact be Male, but the name Scott Spencer McCoy, was quickly conjured. David Edward McCoy, and Patricia Ellen Spencer (my parents) then went home to replace all the pink, flower covered baby clothes they had purchased for me, and redecorate the bedroom, which they did leave painted pink well throughout my childhood.
Ah, those were the days. Good thing for my parents all the pink clothing was put to use 3 years later when they did in fact have a baby girl, named Amanda Elizabeth McCoy.
My life has been unobviously laid out for me. Everything has nicely fit into place without much planning or anticipation. Some people call this phenomina "luck". My parents inadvertently planned for my interest in technology, by virtue of pursuing thier own interests in it. While in my mothers womb, I had attended the first Puget Sound Computer User Computer Expo. So I guess you could say this junk is in my blood.
So to make a long story short, I grew up, dropped out of highschool because I was bored out of my head, and wound up with a career in Software Engineering. Now I spend my evenings huddled around a 19" TFT.