Passions

“Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

I’m passionate about creating things and work in a variety of forms:

I like to write software. I’ve used many languages but most recently Clojure, Ruby, and Objective-C. My open source contributions are on Github. I enjoy mentoring developers so if you would like some help on your developer journey get in touch.

I release music as Mr Sandbags. I’m on the Ember Music label. My compositions often involve home made Reaktor instruments and granular synthesis. Music for Drones & Glitch is a playlist of 7 of my favourite creations. If you would like to collaborate with me drop me a line.

From 2002-2016 I wrote a blog ‘Curiouser and Curiouser!’ mostly about technology, business, and music. Sadly it was lost when the new owner of the domain de-hosted all users. I plan to put the archive up here eventually.

My original qualification was a B.Sc in Computing & Mathematics. Later I did a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology and, more recently, took a Certificate in Coaching course.

I’ve enjoyed tai chi, karate, yoga, and now practice mindful meditation.