I've scrapped using a CMS and switched to a hand-coded site. I came to this decission because I rarely use the internet and had missed applying several security updates to the CMS system used by my sites.
Pretty much everything I know about computers I have taught myself - apart from some of the stuff I've learned in my previous jobs. I enjoy programming (mainly using Visual Basic) as well as creating websites using XHTML, HTML, XML, and CSS. I enjoy helping people with computer problems and have spent many hours on IRC helping others resolve their issues. The nicknames I use most often on IRC are TheJC and JAWC. Please people, protect your computer against hackers, spyware, adware, viruses, trojans, rootkits, and everthing else that infects computers. Just because a program claims it can protect you, do your research first rather than installing a rogue anti-spyware program because a website or pop-up "tells you" you're infected.
Further to the point above, I rarely use the internet these days because of health problems, so it is unlikely for you to get a response from me through any medium (IRC/E-mail/MSN) plus I no longer use a phone for the same reason.
I've been using computers for the majority of my life - my first computer was a 386sx with 16mb RAM and a 40mb hard drive (about 10 years ago). Since then I've had a Compaq (never again - really bad airflow and upgrades are near impossible) and I've built two computers - one of which was stolen when I was living in Burnley and the one I currently use. I've had a VAIO laptop in the past, which broke down and Sony told me (although I'd only had it 4 months) that the repair would be out of warranty and cost more than a brand new computer. I avoid Sony like the plague now (should have learned after having a mini-disk player replaced 5 times).