[EDIT] Feel free to message me if you would like a debate on long vs short profiles? This one got out of hand I think. Should I re-write it? I did at least add new pics![/EDIT]
I should start by saying I don't actually live in Exeter, I live in a small village on Dartmoor. Which is near enough to Exeter. But as a lot of people won't know it - I went with "Exeter". Thankfully though I have a car, and as the old saying goes: have car, will travel. Or something.
This is a looong profile, but bear with me if you can. Hopefully it will tell you enough about me to let you decide if I'm worth talking to.
I'm am an aspiring fine woodworker (mostly boxes & furniture) and would like to get more serious about it. Frankly, I've not yet made anything great -but wish to do so!
I love music. More then anything I love good guitar music (bass, electric or acoustic). I listen to a lot of Metal - I love the music but it has to have good rhythm and melodies, not just noise. I am by no means a complete metal-head though, my first love on music was funk. I play bass guitar + play Acid Jazz + Heavy/Thrash Metal - two different styles, but then there are many sides to me. Lately I think I would like to learn to play the piano.
I also have a love for anything techie, and I'm always the guy people call to sort out their computer. Though at first appearance you might not notice it, I am underneath a big geek with a love for web design, a touch of programming and a lot of time for open source. For those that are interested lately I'm very much into PHP especially Zend Framework. I run Linux on as many things as I can hack it onto, and have done since about 1999.
However, all that tech stuff has to be tempered with Music,
Friends & Family and good nights out. Without them I'd go mad
Lately I have been playing far too much with power tools. I fear it will not end well.
I also really like reading and probably have books on 100 different topics. I like to learn new things.
I think life is for having fun, whilst being good to the people you care about. Whilst I might seem easy-going, the pursuit of knowledge is important to me and I'm always trying to learn something new whatever that may be at the time. I believe that there are many layers to life, and everything is also composed of many parts (one layer is often named "bullshit" and should be ignored) and that you have to look at the world as a whole rather than be trapped inside your own little universe and fill it with frustrations.
I like to be in new places, new cities with new people but at the same time I always like to come home to the things and people that I know and love.
I am empathetic, random, and perceptive, I don't believe in religion, I believe in people.