I've just joined to solve a specific issue with a friends laptop, but have been an occasional visitor to the site for a while.
By trade I'm a software quality consultant, but generally I'm just a bit of a tech-head anyway, so I'm the go-to person among friends and family for any IT related issues, purchasing decisions, advice or reviews. I build my own PCs and repair them for friends not money, though I am starting up a company of my own to handle referrals I get to people that can afford it (or that I don't really like !!)
I'm from the UK, just the wrong side of 40, father to 2 and step-dad to one more, and, for what was presumably many sins in a previous life, I'm also a life long Leeds United fan
I've just posted my first topic in the Malware removal logs thread if you'd care to take a look and help out