Systems is the day job. I run a team of software and systems developers in the Hosting Division of a large retail company. I rarely talk about that here. In fact, what you will get here is talk about brewing beer and the occasional rant about minimalism.
Previously, I studied Mathematics and ended up with a PhD from the University of London.
Outside of work, I study languages (currently Russian & Dutch), try to grow vegetables and ride my bike. I brew beer and I’m a member of the County Beermakers
I support Tottenham Hotspur and Essex County Cricket Club. However my favourite sport is Baseball. I support both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets baseball teams – it may well be against the law to support both but so what. I’m usually in America to see the teams play once a year and I’m in the process of visiting all the Major League Baseball stadiums. 12 to go.
Between 2011 and 2012 I lost 15kg by changing my diet and exercise regime. I started cycling and invested in a personal trainer. In 2012, I completed 100 days on the Slow-Carb diet®, a diet described in The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. I lost a further 10kg of weight. Cycling and the gym along with sensible diet seems to keep the weight down.