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Systems & Technology is the day job. I work as a consultant and trainer in the Telecommunications and Cloud Computing market. I don’t talk about that here much. 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. I am a qualified trainer holding the Award in Education and Training. Apart from my work computers and a handful of Raspberry Pis, I do most things in the cloud. I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

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 a sensible diet seem to keep the weight down. Recently I’ve been experimenting with fasting and 1MAD.

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