I'd love to be a globetrotting photographer, specialising in street photography. But I'm not that good and I'm certainly not that rich.
What I am is a developer who can work with most of the usual suspects in the web developing world. I'm pretty good at it. My current employment sees me working as a floating developer among project teams due to my versatility with programming languages and environments. Most of the time I develop in Drupal or a custom PHP framework for a global glasses brandsite, but I flit between working for a wholesale B2B client and a well-known DVD rental company in ASP.NET
too when the need arises.
As a sports fan I support Portsmouth Football Club
and the New England
, but I like pretty much any sport going. Except basketball.
Any spare money not snatched up and spent by my wife on shoes (she does like her Jimmy Choo collection) or books for her Kindle fuels my photography habit. I love my cameras and their lenses. I'm a Canon person and have moved from the 350D to the 5D Mark II. I take photos every day partly to try to improve my skills, partly to try to encourage a more assertive attitude (because I like street photography but suffer from shyness), and partly to justify the spiralling cost of the hobby.
Outside photography I do have one other extracurricular activity of note and that is helping to run the Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub
(#SITP) group which meets once a month in a pub (amazing!) and discusses topics of skepticism, science, nerdiness, and the ilk, most often with a guest speaker. Look for our group on the web; come along; say hello; experience my suspicious look because I'm worried you're stalking me in person.
Okay... so, apparently, Google+ makes you more discoverable if you tag your profile with things people might search for. With that in mind here's how I'd tag me if I were me (which I am): c#, asp.net
, php, drupal, developer, web, internet, software, portsmouth, pompey, photographer, photos, camera, canon, atheist, skeptic, sceptic, style, fashion, england, hampshire, uk, european, british, amateur, astronomy, real ale, wine, science, physics, friendfeed, flickr, neonbubble, mystery science theater 3000, mst3k, scifi, science fiction, sci-fi, sitp.Finally
: a little note about people I follow on Google+. I'd love to follow everyone who follows me and I do try to check out most of the new followers but that's not always possible. It's also not always desirable: no avatar, sharing diarrhoea, animated GIF mania, no profile information, adult content. I'm more likely to follow back people who are engaging rather than those who simply add a public shared circle in which I'm present.