I'm a software developer with more than 15 years of experience; ranging from financial data services to agent-based systems, commercial and research, at everything from startups to the largest companies in the world, and working in-office to remote.
I've been blogging since… well, since blogging was a thing. These days I blog less frequently but I think the posts are more useful and considered. They generally tread the line between business, technical, and personal.
My first digital camera in 2001 kickstarted an interest in photography.
Landscapes are my first love but I don't get much opportunity to explore them. These days I tend towards documenting family life as my kids grow up
I've wasted far too many hours on Twitter since 2007 — but I've also had amazing conversation, got jobs, and made great friends on there.
Come for my pithiest tweets, stay for the cat pictures
If we meet in real life 👋
Here's some low-hanging conversation starters
I swim as my primary exercise but also as a sort of active meditation. I get really frustrated if I haven't swum for a week and ideally it'll be 3-4 times/week. I'm mostly a pool-baby though I'd like to do more open water swimming
I feed and look after hedgehogs that visit the garden. We had up to 10 in 2016 but, unfortunately, we haven't seen one in 2018 since the trees around the property were cut down
Always surprising me and by far my best creation even if they're still "in-progress"
I've been kidnapping, jailing, and learning how not to accidentally execute tropical fish for the past few years. I have a larger community aquarium of Platys and Corydoras, and a small office tank of Ember tetras
I didn't grow up with board games—in fact, I grew up hating Scrabble and Monopoly—but I've recently discovered them as my kids have grown up.
Favourites include Castle Panic, Pandemic, Star Realms, and Tiny Epic Defenders