Hello, I'm new to this forum - joined because I wanted to have a chance to meet other Trek fans (my friends don't share my passion). I've already been given good advice on the gaming part of the forum and read some interesting discussions so I'm looking forward to being here.
I'm not exactly a tech-head, but an engineer by trade. I have:
An M.Eng degree in mechanical engineering
A Ph.D in mechanical engineering, specialising in the interaction of ultrasound with different types of (metallic) rough surfaces. I actually stayed on to do a Ph.D because I wanted to travel into space and sort of thought that having a Ph.D would help me do that. Didn't quite work out like that though.
Since graduating I've been working as a consultant engineer for almost 6 years now, doing a lot of "crashworthiness" work - including satellite and spacecraft design as well as Airbus A380 and A350 crashworthiness. I've also worked sorting out manufacturing problems for aircraft assembly and nowadays I design (engineering) business management systems. It's good fun.
I still can't figure out how to run old DOS games though