I live in Cork, Ireland, and am married to Kay.

If you’re wondering where the tagline on my Blog comes from, here is a clue.

I got interested in technology and software development in particular when my brother got an Amstrad 6128 for Christmas in the early 90s. It shipped with a BASIC interpreter, which I used more than playing any of the games. I still have this machine. Check out a cool Amstrad CPC emulator here.

When I’m not playing about with some code or learning something new, you’ll find me reading (particularly German history), researching and writing about history, drinking German beer, or travelling to my favorite places.