Had a little trip down memory lane today, and had a look at my introduction from 2012. I thought I'd make a new one in the interest of actually meeting some more corners of the community, but for reference you can see below:
Peep that completely unnecessary A Level English brag - what the fuck was I hoping for?
Anyway, I am (still) Wist, but my real name is Harry. I am now 23, and live in Hampstead, London. I work in Technology Resilience at Deloitte Cyber, specialising in Business Continuity and Catastrophic Recovery in Financial Market Infrastructures. In plainer English, I effectively help banks, clearing houses, brokers, securities dealers, repo dealers, payments infrastructure (and a whole host more) recover from IT failure of all stripes - minor outages to total disasters. If anyone is interested, read this story about the world's largest shipping company, Maersk, being hit by a cyber attack. It's about the kind of scale I'm aiming to combat.
Prior to working in Cyber, I studied Political Philosophy at a place called Trinity Hall. I grew up in Somerset, where my parents still live. I think I've probably served in more roles than anyone else in Outbreak: from memory, Member, Mod, Admin, Head Admin, Community Admin, Co-Owner, Owner, Veteran and now back to Member again. I will always have a special place in my heart for this community - we really are a (dysfunctional) family. I think I probably know the OGs better than most of my real friends. Between my life's ups and downs, they're usually the first to know. I definitely hope the younger generation get the same bond - it's a special thing (and probably why the OGs are such an insufferable clique if you're not 'in').
Don't have nearly enough time to game as I'd like anymore, but I seem to be playing CS:GO, Rocket League, and FTL as my 'go-tos'. I'm still running around as a fairly headless chicken trying to work out how to vaguely adult - no luck yet.
I'm conscious that some of the younger folks are getting to that near-university application stage - If you ever need a hand, just yell. I'm happy to help with personal statements or revision advice etc. etc.
Anyway, that's me. Hope to see more of you around!