Who is Joel Pinckheard ?

I am Irish (by way of Belgium and England) currently living in Barcelona. I have gone by the username pincky since college and am a typical geek in that I like computers, read fantasy and science fiction, do Tae Kwan Do and generally seem to match the stereotype in the Jargon File.

Workwise I did various things - ranging from Oracle DBA to Java developer to webmaster - before being drafted into sys admin several years ago. Past employeers include Motorola, IONA and Motornet.ie. After moving to Barcelona in late 2001 I worked for a consultancy company and spent a year onsite with an online stockbroker as a system administrator. In December of 2003 I left that job and since then I have been working for Intermón Oxfam.