Name: Marcus Albert Sidney Boxall
At this moment in time, I'm living in Melbourne with my wife Kirsten. For my real job, I work on a fund management and trading system. Finding time to develop Macintosh shareware is becoming difficult, but I'll manage somehow...
This is the story of how it all began. When I was about 12 years old, I was attending Euroa Secondary College. One day, whilst in a class in the computer room, I found a sheet of paper sitting on the desk. It had a BASIC program printed on it. I decided to enter the program into the Apple IIe, and ended up with a ‘Guess The Number’ game. It was enough to make me decide that I’d like to be able to write computer programs too.
During Secondary College I taught myself to program for Macs, and created many unfinished games using TrueBASIC and C. During this time I was, naturally, a very sloppy programmer, but I did manage to finish too many versions of Naughts & Crosses. During my last year of school I wrote Beached, a very simple RPG-like game.
From 1997 to 1999 I did a Bachelor of Computer Science at The University Of Melbourne. In 2000 and 2001, I did my first stint at my current job which mainly involves working with C++, MFC, and SQL. In 2002, I returned to university to complete my degree with an Honours year. I have since returned to my current job.
I have a pretty competitive nature, and this is probably why I enjoy playing sport. For most of my lifetime I have played Cricket and Australian Rules Football. I’m playing neither at the moment, which is a shame, but I am playing mixed Netball and Indoor Soccer, both in social competitions. I also enjoy playing Tennis and Golf.
My favorite songs for the week ending February 16, 2002:
* my musical tastes resemble a 50 year old.