My name is Richard Alexander. I was born in the Netherlands in 1969. I graduated with credits as Civil Engineer. I worked for 1 year on the development of the 'Swan' bridge in Rotterdam. Then I started working as a software engineer. After that I founded and managed an IT company for 5 years. In 1999 I turned 30. This is what I would like to say about turning 30 and how the start of a new millennium impacted my life.