Originally from London I have been living the U.S. since 1995, which is a tad longer that the 18 month assignment I came out here for. I’m married to a wife that I don’t deserve and we have three wonderful kids.
I’m told that I am creative, irreverent, geeky and “sometimes scary”…(sic)
I have been in IT since the tender age of 16 and spend a good deal of my time playing with new gadgets and checking out new offerings, particularly in the open source world. For fun I created websites for friends and charities and that blossomed into a business creating websites for companies under the banner of “The Computer Whisperer“.
My British upbringing causes me to insult the people that I like, so any darts thrown your way are really a lame attempt at being friendly. Honest!
I like reading but tend to get most of my “reading” done these days via audio books, as I can do that while driving the car. Books that take a slightly sideways look at life (Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Notes from a Small Island and books by Scott Adams) will generally have me squirting drinks through my nose. But anything that causes me to look at life differently is engaging and I actually enjoy a well thought out argument / debate as long as everyone keeps it friendly.
I love driving and riding motorcycles but I take the art of doing that far too seriously for my own good. But that is also my favorite form of meditation and where I get most of my “good” ideas.
Other likes are Sci-Fi (my wife says “good sci-fi” is an oxymoron), Music, Food – especially cookies, Skiing, Scuba diving, and teaching. I play various sports well enough to not be an embarrassment, but not well enough to have people pick me for their teams.
Travel should be something on everyone’s agenda – it teaches you to roll with the punches and to realize that inconvenience is a misperceived adventure. And, yes, you should try those “funny” foods while you are there.
Claims to fame: Runner up in the 1974 under-12 Wittly-woods Hop-Scotch Championship.