Fernando CassiaFernando Cassia is a computer geek, the nerd cowboy of the South American pampas. Living down in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his articles on software, hardware and the Net are omnipresent on the world wide web.

He started using computers in the 1980s at the age of nine. He first got into tech writing in the mid-90s as a hobby, for "OS/2 E-Zine". Then he even got paid for it, when he joined TheINQUIRER in 2003. He has been tapping his keyboard mercilessly since then. His areas of expertise are Java, Open Source software, the telecomms landscape down under, Windows annoyances and the ocassional hardware review. Oh, he's also a cheap bastard.