Who I am

I'm Stephen Booth. I was born in 1970 on the same day the Apollo 13 launched (the 11th of April for those people who aren't up on their space history). This was a pretty good indication of the way the rest of my life has been going (a "Successful Failure").

Actually I am a Reverend

On Satuday, First September 2001 I was ordained as a Minister by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California. Apparently this means that I can bless/sanctify marriages but not conduct legal weddings.

My 'aka'

I chose 'Stephen Booth aka Buffy' because I was really into the show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' so was given the nickname at work of 'Buffy'. I am not, nor do I seek to pass my self off as, a very attractive young woman with the ability to kick the stuffing out of supernatural creatures before impaling them on sharp pieces of wood.

My Work

I was an Oracle DBA, working in the public sector. I mainly designed datamodels and set up servers for testing. As well as the database work I also worked on networking, design standards, advised on Human-Computer interfaces, supervised junior staff and provided general technical consultancy. I was a member of a small team of 'Technical Top Guns'.

My Education

I studied a joint honours degree in Biochemistry and Electronics at University of Keele from 1989 to 1993 (including one year Foundation Year). Along side my principal degree I studied Subsidiary Degrees in Engineering Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science. In 1996 I gained a NVQ Level 2 in Software Production.

Some Latin (well it would be)

There are a couple of Latin aphorisms I wanted to put on this page but don't want to run afoul of the 'No Foriegn Language' rule so I'll put the English translations instead. The first is "Every lover is a warrior.", the second is "If you love, you are insane". I think that they lose a lot in translation, especially the second one as there is only one letter difference between the Latin for 'Love' and for 'Insane'.

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