benwainwright
32 Bristol, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Just started as a Software Developer for a company based in Central Bristol. Nerdy, but not a typical nerd. I like Dr Who but probably couldn't list the actors in order. I'm a friendly guy that goes out of his way to be nice to everyone. I am a bit absent-minded but know how to handle it. I have my campy moments but am not a screamer (anymore). Smart enough to hold a conversation about most topics but open minded to enjoy other people's opinions. I'm a lapsed gym buff that is just getting (or trying to get) back into it.
What I’m doing with my life
I've just completed a Computer Science MSc and am starting my career as a software developer. Since I've just started, I'm not planning massively in the long term for the moment, but I'm really enjoying my job and am loving doing work that actually stimulates me. Also about to move into a flat in the centre of Bristol.
I’m really good at
I am a friendly, chatty person who gets on with people pretty easily. Some call it confidence, others call it being a little oblivious. I am really good with technology and gadgets. If there is a particular piece of software/tech that I don't yet understand, I'll pick it up faster than you can pick holes in the plot of a bad movie. Prior to professional nerd-dom, I worked in retail optics since I was nineteen so I guess I'm pretty good at helping people choose glasses.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am extremely tall (six foot three) and quite socially forward. I'm also pretty clumsy and a little absent-minded. I asked a friend to answer this for me and he told me I was 'very welcoming, warm and had a good sense of humour'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Spy movies and was addicted to Spooks when it was on. Currently loving the new BBC drama with James Nesbitt based on the Maddie McCann affair. Love Game of Thrones (Have read the first book only and am up to date with the TV show) Also, although I am not as obsessed as some, I enjoy musical theatre and might possibly know all the words to the Rocky Horror Show and a bunch of other Broadway shows.

I haven't been doing as much reading as I used to do when I was younger in recent years, but I love the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and the Culture series by Ian Banks (so yeah, a bit of a sci-fi leaning there). I do enjoy some classic books but not always - loved reading Jayne Ayre. Yes, I've read the entire Harry Potter series and yes I read it before I watched the movie, and no I'm not embarrassed by that.

The last three songs on my Spotify 'starred' list are: 'Wrapped Up' by Olly Murs, 'Outside' by Calvin Harris and 'One' by Ed Sheeran. I also like Adele, New Order, The Temper Trap, The Postal Service and loads of other stuff but lately I've been listening to a lot of pop.

Particularly love Moroccan food but haven't had a chance to indulge lately. Also like Thai food and ... well ... anything else really. I'm a big guy so if you put a plate of food in front of me, I will generally eat it regardless of what it is...
The six things I could never do without
- Phone
- Family
- The internet
- Something to do
- A REAL KEYBOARD (Not a laptop keyboard)
- VI based modal editing (Sorry; unless you are a nerd, you won't understand that)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How terrifying global and national politics is at the moment. Whether I should move to another country at some point in the next give years.
On a typical Friday night I am
I've just started a new job that has more or less utterly changed the pattern of my Friday nights. So right now, I literally don't know how to answer this question.
You should message me if
You are bored, or like the look of me. Or you don't like the look of me.

Or just because.
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