For anyone who's interested in who I actually am... :)
I have been living in Southampton since I graduated from the Univeristy of Wales, Swansea in July 2000. After graduating I worked as a Linux hacker and network security consultant for five years at a small company called Navaho Technologies, who produce several web-based server systems and managed network security products for small businesses and schools. In June 2005 I left Navaho Technologies and joined Intel's Modular Communications Platform Division at Fordingbridge as a software developer working on SS7 telecoms products.
I started university in 1997, where I studied Computer Science, graduating with a BSc with honours (ii.2) after 3 years. While at university I was heavilly involved with the Swansea University Computer Society. I was elected as Secretary in my second year, and then as President the following year. What I learned as a member of the Computer Society's admin team has certainly been as valuable, if not more valuable than my degree, and I'd like to thank everyone involved for giving me that opportunity. There are certainly a large number of jobs out there for anyone with Linux experience, and I probably couldn't have got such a fun job without the experience I gained from the Computer Society.
I am interested in almost anything to do with computers and electronics. Take a look at my projects page to see what I'm currently working on. I also enjoy rollercoasters and watersports.
I windsurf regularly along the central-south coast of the UK, mainly in Poole Harbour (it's very nice to have some water that is a nice depth all over, although it's a long walk out when the tide is out on springs), South Hayling Island and Lee on Solent. I completed my RYA level 1 and 2 windsurfing certifications in August 2001 and May 2002 and received my National Powerboat Certificate (RYA Powerboat Level 2) at the start of 2003.
I listen to almost any music, although mainly rock, pop and dance. I also enjoy reading and watching sci-fi and comedy, including StarTrek: Enterprise, StarGate: SG1, FireFly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias and Charmed. All-time favourites include Red Dwarf, Terry Pratchett's Discworld books and Douglas Adams' Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (the radio show is easilly the best version IMHO!).