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My self-summary
Please note that I can't see likes so if you fancy a chat you'll need to drop me a message. Just say "like" if you want and I'll get the conversation going :)

I'm quite shy when I first meet someone, but once I get past that (which doesn't usually take very long) I'm a very open person. There's nothing I won't talk about; there are very few topics that will embarrass or disgust me. I have a habit of crossing that line with other people, especially when I don't know them well. If I do that with you just let me know and I won't do it again.

I believe in complete honesty whenever possible, and prefer talk about stuff as soon as is practical rather than letting things fester. In my experience leaving things hanging gives them far too much room to grow.

So that which is written above and below is me. Except it's not really. It's not possible to explain who I am in words, especially with my minimally artistic linguistic skills. So if you want to know more about me drop me a line and we'll take it from there. If I'm not your cup of tea then I want to thank you for stopping by and wish you good fortune in all your endeavours.

My random musings on life the universe and everything can be browsed at your leisure here:
What I’m doing with my life
Living it to the best of my ability.

I get paid to do the bulk of what I consider my "hobbies." By day I'm a Technical Architect and by night I run two companies: a software development consultancy and a photography company. I've been a software developer all my life, but recently I've been putting effort into turning my photography into a viable business. My ultimate aim is to earn a comfortable living as a photographer.

Outside of software and photography I play snooker, see a lot of live music, and hang out with my friends. You should probably know that I rarely dance, and much alcohol has usually been consumed when I do. I will happily go to a club but I'll be more interested in listening to the music and analysing the technology behind the atmosphere than taking part in the associated activities. If that makes me sound old and past it then I should point out that I've always been like that :)
I’m really good at
* Sarcasm.
* Being honest, but rarely to the point of brutality.
* Creative problem solving.
* Being there for my friends and family when they need me.
* Discussing the nature of reality, religion, purpose, and pain.
* Taking the opposing side to the one I'm on in an argument. I enjoy being the devil's advocate because it helps me understand alternative points of view.
* Being me - nobody does it better!
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably something different for every person but my almost bald head seems to attract attention. It goes from very prickly to incredibly soft with just a mm of growth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like books, movies and shows that make me think; a different perspective can be the most challenging thing you will ever encounter.

My taste in music is pretty diverse, and I've always found it hard to describe what causes me like a particular piece of music. I don't tend to like artists; I like songs. I like songwriters. I especially like singer/songwriters and have found there's nothing like discovering new musical talent.

I'm a sucker for a good singing voice, so if you can sing it's likely you can make me melt!

I have a love/hate relationship with food. Until recently I didn't cook much but that's changing.
Six things I could never do without
I really want to simply put "existence" because everything else is fluid, but in the interests of giving you something more helpful, and in no particular order...

* A camera.
* Friends.
* Family.
* Space.
* My mind.
* Love.

Things to bear in mind...

* There's an abundance of truth in most cheese.
* I wear the cheese, it does not wear me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of life, the universe, and everything, and where I fit in to it all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical? What's that? Friday night is rarely different to any other night of my week, so it could mean live music, hanging with friends, seeing my family, watching a film, working, or any number of other possibilities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The "most private" thing would depend on the context and who I'm talking to. If you want to ask me something, just do it!
You should message me if
* You have a burning question.
* You want to pass the time chatting.
* You want your portrait taken (I'm always on the lookout for additions to my portfolio).
* You have a different perspective on something, or everything.
* You want a different perspective on something, or everything.
* You want to tell me how joyful/painful it was to read my profile.
* You're not sure if you want to message me. Just do it, then you'll know if you did the right thing!
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