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My self-summary
I'm a technology-interested graduate of the University of Birmingham. I play a lot of video games, cycle about a bit, and listen to Radio 4 and 6 Music a lot, while trying to figure out what's cool in this big new city.

Back when OKCupid insisted you pick three adjectives to describe yourself, I was techy, caffeinated, and probably looking for a phone charger.
What I’m doing with my life
I write software for phones by day. By night, I'm trying to find cool stuff to do in this city to get me away from my desk.
I’m really good at
Getting annoyed at bad usability.

Lying in. I often listen to World at One over breakfast.

I once built a robot. It was rubbish.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm on my bike. I live close enough to the city-centre that it's feasible for me to cycle pretty much anywhere I need to be. Or that I'm wearing a T-Shirt with a silly slogan on it.

Alternatively, people often tell me that I look like Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory but they're wrong.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ghost in the Shell (Masamune Shirow), Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis), What Just Happened (James Gleick), Jennifer Government (Max Barry), Are you Dave Gorman? (Dave Gorman), The Dilbert Future (Scott Adams), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley).

Movies/TV: In Bruges, The Matrix (but only the original), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Serial Experiments Lain, Steins;Gate, Durarara!!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Arrested Development, The Flight of the Conchords.

Music: I'm listening to a lot of BBC 6Music while I'm working at the moment, so I'm discovering a lot more new stuff (that I'm too lazy to put here). Otherwise: Crystal Castles, Talking Heads, Gorillaz, David Bowie, The Beastie Boys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Smiths, Daft Punk, Kanye West (sorry), Death Cab for Cutie, Flight of the Conchords (Motha'uckers!), Hot Chip, Justice, The Kleptones (look them up if you like your ears), Moby, Polysics, Hadouken!, Random J-Pop & anime soundtracks. Internet radio and podcasts are great.

I'm also on

Foods: I have a terrible diet.

Computer Games: Maybe it’s just because I was a teenager at the time, but the late 90’s/early 00’s probably produced my favourite games: Half-Life, Deus Ex, System Shock 2 still get replayed every year or so. Bioware style RPG’s tend to go down quite well with me too (KOTOR, and more recently, Mass Effect). For quick blasts, I dip in an out of competitive FPS games (Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 back in the day, Quake Live and Tribes: Ascend now). On the consoles, arcade racers are good fun, along with silly action games.

Also, finally getting around to playing all those epic games from the early noughties (that I couldn't play first time round because my PC was rubbish) thanks to
The six things I could never do without

  • Conversation.

  • National Cycle Route 5

  • Access to of my computers (preferably one of the Macs, I'm a bit of an Apple nerd).

  • Something portable that can play audio. Podcasts keep me sane during the boring parts of my day.

  • The Pips.

  • Reddit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do in the gaps between working, sleeping, then working again. IDEAS PLEASE!
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends at something new in London, in with friends, back at home playing video games, dicking around on the internet, or not playing any of the boardgames I own (anybody want to play Netrunner?).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm terrified of falling off tube platforms. Not so much that I'll slip or fall myself, but that someone drunk or careless will knock into me, thus ending my life.
You should message me if
You want to learn all of the hidden functions of the Casio F91-W digital watch.

Also, if you want to show me where the fun is around London, that would be ace.