Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m originally from Aberdeen in Scotland. I love to explore new
cities and the outdoors, I have a tonne of places I’d love to visit
while I’m in Australia.
I lived in Brighton, UK for five years. I left England for the
winter, came to Australia to visit friends and stayed.
I’m a Software Engineer and work remotely from wherever takes my
fancy, so long as it has an Internet connection. I typically have a
stack of books that I’m trying to work through, and I’m always
buying and starting new ones faster than I can finish the ones I
Sports and training are a big part of my life. I’m into rock
climbing, bouldering and strength training. I enjoy travelling to
new places to climb and the interesting people you meet along the
I travel regularly, last year I went somewhere new every two out of
three months on average. This year I’m looking to spend a little
more time in one place.
I’m always trying to learn, fix or improve something at home or at
What I’m doing with my life
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I lived in Brighton for five years but left looking for somewhere
with more mountains and sunshine. I’ve landed in Melbourne for the
time being, it doesn’t really meet the mountains requirement, but
they’d close enough to drive to.
Right now I’m mostly interested in climbing around the world and
would love to meet someone who’d like to join me on my
Working for a software company I get to solve new problems every
day and work with talented colleagues that challenge me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Problem solving, analysing complex systems, taking things apart and
(usually) putting them back together.
Picking debate topics or recalling stories that go on for ages,
without any meaningful conclusion.
Learning the rules to new games. I’m trying to get good at the
boardgame Go. I love to spend an evening playing a couple of games
and discussing the events of the week.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I’m a quiet listener, who likes to hear what you’ve got to say
first while considering my own opinion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I mostly read sci-fi; Ian M. Banks is easily my favourite author.
The Algebraist and Excession would be my top picks. I’ve recently
started reading Neil Stephenson and Alastair Reynolds.
The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar – basically anything by
Christopher Nolan. Up, The Social Network, 500 days of Summer,
House, Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Dr Who, Sherlock, Modern
Family, House of Cards, Orange is the new Black, Archer, Game of
Robyn, The Sounds, Dragonette, Daft Punk, Led Zeppelin, Madonna,
Vampire Weekend, Shiny Toy Guns, CSS, Hans Zimmer.
Pizza and garlic bread. Really, really good fish, nowhere comes
close to how good we can get it back home in Aberdeen, fresh caught
and fried that day. I also love steak and Japanese wagu in
particular when I can afford it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• Something to play my music on and plenty of music to play
• Friends to enjoy the above with (FaceTime has been invaluable for
keeping up with everyone back home)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My work, I’ll typically be absorbed in a single problem unable to
move on before I solve it. I also love to talk about it and sound
Then what I’m going to do next, my next project, my next adventure,
planning my next trip.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to decide which movie to rent, though I’ll usually just
watch the trailer then read the plot on Wikipedia, instead of
actually watching the film.
Training or already recovering from the training of the week prior.
You should message me if
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You’d like to do something one evening or at the weekend.
You’re looking for a climbing or mountaineering partner.
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