When I was nine or ten I was given my first computer. Ever since I have been spending lots of time trying to get computers to do stuff. I work as an Application Developer for Metabroadcast in London, UK using the latest technology to break new ground in building applications on top of TV, radio and music metadata. Before my current role I spent six years working for The Open University (where I was involved in writing their first Facebook and Internet TV applications) in the UK, in the telematics industry and a long time working in telephone billing. Despite a life long interest in computing I actually studied Law at university. This was a great subject to study and I am still grateful I got the chance to study Law (there was a time when I did not believe such a thing would have been possible). I feel it is a subject that enables me to better understand different points of view and a legal awareness is very useful in the Web 2.0 world.
It is an exciting time to be a developer. A full scale digital revolution is in progress with social networks delivering on the Internet's promise to bring together people from all over the world. Traditional business models are being challenged and new ones created. New hardware and software is changing perceptions about technology. Through this blog I hope to share with you some of my interests and the technology that I have been exploring. I am particularly interested in open source software, innovative hardware, mobile technology, web development and data. Of course the Internet is not just about technology though I follow developments in web culture and also Internet based TV.
The views expressed in this blog are my own, not necessarily those of my employer (past, present or future) or anybody else I happen to be linked with! All information is provided here without any guarantee or warranty of any kind and if you choose to use it then it is at your own risk.
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