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Matthew Chattaway
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Attended Aberystwyth University
Lives in Coventry, UK
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It is Friday and now the weekend is here let’s get it started with some music: I Heard Wonders David Holmes. To carry on celebrating the end of the week check out the playlist below:
It is Friday and now the weekend is here let's get it started with some music: I Heard Wonders David Holmes. To carry on celebrating the end of the week check out the playlist below:
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I woke up to a reminder that it has been one year since the Red Posting, the day when I went all Lannister on this site and removed every post from the last few years. The reasons why I did it are now a bit of a blur, normally the destruction of this site…
I woke up to a reminder that it has been one year since the Red Posting, the day when I went all Lannister on this site and removed every post from the last few years. The reasons why I did it are ...
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The music when I was born was depressing, it was either the theme from M*A*S*H or don McLean’s crying. Not an entirely auspicious start, although whether the music was for me or the world is still up for discussion (on a brighter note Funkytown was number…
The music when I was born was depressing, it was either the theme from M*A*S*H or don McLean's crying. Not an entirely auspicious start, although whether the music was for me or the world is still ...
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One of the great lies in the Star Wars Universe is the validity of choosing the dark side. I get the path is fraught with a few missteps (oh god, not the younglings) but the idea that it is not as strong is hokum. I’m currently replaying the great Knights…
One of the great lies in the Star Wars Universe is the validity of choosing the dark side. I get the path is fraught with a few missteps (oh god, not the younglings) but the idea that it is not as ...
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I love robots, and I love giant monsters, so the news that Guillermo del Toro is looking to add Godzilla to the Pacific Rim movie is the best official news I have had this year. You see Pacific Rim may be the greatest film I have ever seen. This isn’t a…
I love robots, and I love giant monsters, so the news that Guillermo del Toro is looking to add Godzilla to the Pacific Rim movie is the best official news I have had this year. You see Pacific Rim...
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It began at Christmas Dinner when a throwaway comment started something in motion. I had been an item with Mrs G since the August after she had come over and spent a month with me. We had discussed spending our lives together and I was preparing to…
It began at Christmas Dinner when a throwaway comment started something in motion. I had been an item with Mrs G since the August after she had come over and spent a month with me. We had discussed...
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Getting up in the morning shouldn't be hard...it just shouldn't be done at all #bed #liein #dailyprompt

Thanks to the Northerly latitude I live at I don’t have to get up before sunrise (which this morning was at 6:20am), that’s not to say I am not awake at that time. I can still wrap my head in a pillow while Baby G makes noises and pretend that at 6.30am I…
Thanks to the Northerly latitude I live at I don't have to get up before sunrise (which this morning was at 6:20am), that's not to say I am not awake at that time. I can still wrap my head in a pil...
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SARS, ebola, a serious case of missing legs. Growing up these were still not valid reasons to miss a day of school. Only once I lost the capacity to see, hear and write (and it had to be a compete set) could I think about staying home sick. As an adult…
SARS, ebola, a serious case of missing legs. Growing up these were still not valid reasons to miss a day of school. Only once I lost the capacity to see, hear and write (and it had to be a compete ...
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Why being an adult means being tired #sleep #tiredness #dailyprompt

Apparently I am a sleeping Stradivarius, this is the opinion of Mrs G who is constantly frustrated at my crazy desire to obtain more than seven hours sleep. Given that this would be sixty minutes more a day it would only equate to losing a year and a half…
Apparently I am a sleeping Stradivarius, this is the opinion of Mrs G who is constantly frustrated at my crazy desire to obtain more than seven hours sleep. Given that this would be sixty minutes m...
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The best part of having a toddler is the workout you receive just trying to keep up with them. Our own little Feliciraptor has reached the brain development stage where she is practically human and this now means we really get to have fun and play with…
The best part of having a toddler is the workout you receive just trying to keep up with them. Our own little Feliciraptor has reached the brain development stage where she is practically human and...
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Sitting in the car, stuck in traffic is horrible. While I listen to the radio I am thankful that I am in my own company and not longer a prisoner of public transport. By driving I am no longer having to take the train and rely on the omnishambles that is…
Sitting in the car, stuck in traffic is horrible. While I listen to the radio I am thankful that I am in my own company and not longer a prisoner of public transport. By driving I am no longer havi...
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Mrs G is currently signing up kidlets for their A-levels and it got me thinking that when I was sixteen and making these curriculum choices I had no idea what I wanted to be so how could I choose the right course? Three times I’ve been in further…
Mrs G is currently signing up kidlets for their A-levels and it got me thinking that when I was sixteen and making these curriculum choices I had no idea what I wanted to be so how could I choose t...
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Occupation
Digital Testing & Tracking Manager
Skills
Excel and Access magic, making sense of lots of data, being able to make pretty charts, cooking a good English breakfast
Employment
  • Homeserve
    Digital Testing & Tracking Manager, 2014 - present
    Messing around in Google Analytics to make sense of what people do on the Internet
  • Legal & General
    Online Analyst, 2011 - 2013
    Looking at what customers do online and try to make sense of it all
  • HSBC
    Reporting Guy, 2011 - 2011
    Making Reports, Running reports
  • Calor Gas
    Database Analyst, 2010 - 2011
    Checking the quality of the data in the customer database and fixing it, making tea and friends
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Coventry, UK
Previously
Birmingham, UK - Bedworth, UK - Aberystwyth, UK
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If I write entrepreneur, visionary and independent thinker firstly it makes me sound like a nobber. Mostly it would be a complete lie.
Introduction

As way of a basic introduction let’s do some facts.

  • I'm 33 years old
  • Male
  • Short
  • A geek

Well that was easy, what next? A brief potted history of my life?

Born, went to schools, went to Uni, halls burnt down, left after a year, worked in banks, went back to uni, left after 4 months, worked as an MI then Data then Marketing then Database analyst for various companies.

I've nearly died once.

I've been fired, sorry 'made redundant' once.

My heroes are scientists.

I like melodies.

I like sports.

I am somewhat a geek. Not the pocket calculator/World of Warcraft/Know every single line of Star Trek geek. I'm one of the good geeks, the kind who do know perhaps too much about the inner workings of a computer but also do other things, like socialise.

In fact, a bit like Leonard from The Big Bang Theory...with a little bit of Sheldon and throw in some Raj-like awkwardness around women as well. (I realise for anyone who has not watched this series I am talking absolute twaddle now)

Bragging rights
Keeps an eye on his Google results
Education
  • Aberystwyth University
    Microbiology and Zoology, 1998 - 1998
    Staying for a year to learn about animals, but finding out more about the response times of the Welsh Fire Brigade.
  • Coventry University
    Communication, Culture and Media, 2001 - 2001
    Arguing about the representation of cavemen in BBC documentaries
  • Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
    A-Levels, 1996 - 1998
    Learning about maggot racing (Biology), explosions (Chemistry), tads (Maths) and practicing for pub quizzes (General Studies)
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
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  • Scribblenauts Remix
  • WordPress
  • Words On Tour
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Project 9
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Poweramp Full Version Unlocker
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Great chocolate, good tea... From an Englishman that is high praise
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Went in on the off chance and ended up a serendipitous decision. The food was excellent, and only the fact I was in polite company stopped me from licking the plate.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago