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How I got here in the end.
posted by bitmage (20 comments total)
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Picture this: you're a former drug dealer who has turned to hacking for a living. You're crashing in an apartment a bit older than Texas, surrounded by about seventeen computers, sleeping on a futon with a girlfriend with metre-long purple dreadlocks, and planning your defection from one net-based futuristic corporation to another over Korean take-away food.
MetaFilters Own cstross
wasn't always a famous writer. He's also been a state-licensed drug dealer, a Perl hacker, and the guy responsible for keeping Danny the tomcat from shorting out Demon Internet's Scottish POP. And for forcing the invention of robots.txt.
He's written a short autobiography
with entertaining asides on the early British Internet, credit card processing, and accidents of timing.