I used to work on the Windows Vista Parental controls team, working on the next version of windows and specifically the parental controls aspects of it. I worked on the web filter, and many other aspects of the system from the control panel up.
Previously I worked with the Indigo team at Microsoft and before that I was mostly involved in embedded systems in various ways. I worked with Windows CE as well as roll you own embedded system's in assembly and c/c++. I have worked in many different languages from c++ and C# to python and perl. I have been working in the industry for over 15 years.
A little over 15 years ago I started an online mud game, based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett, the game is still going strong.