James A. Langbridge does not like talking about himself in the third person, but he will try anyway. James was born in Singapore and followed his parents to several countries before settling down in Nantes, France, where he lives with his partner and their daughter.
James is an embedded systems consultant and has worked for more than 15 years on industrial, military, mobile telephony, and aviation security systems. He works primarily on low-level development, creating bootloaders or optimizing routines in assembly, making the most of small processors. When not on contract, James trains engineers on embedded systems, or he makes new gizmos, much to the dismay of his partner.
James wrote his first computer program at age 6 and has never stopped tinkering since. He began using Apple IIs, ZX80s and ZX81s, and then moved to BBC Micros and the Amiga before finally having no other option but to use PCs.