Hi I'm Nick. Born and live in Melbourne Australia. Love it here but like many of my fellow isolated islanders also love travel. I lived in Germany for a while, also Niu Zillund, Japan's pretty high on the to-visit list. I'd like to get a motorcycle and tour around it.
For a crust I do IT, a "generalist" I guess. If I was to put a few keywords of stuff I'm strong on and enjoy: architecture & design, open source, web, networks. Currently I'm leading an engineering team building an online Movie, TV & Digital Rights system. It's interesting being such a new area, one that is changing rapidly and only getting more and more important as time goes on. I've learnt a lot, and basically put together most of the system, now oversee a small team on continuing new development. Our newly-launched very-basic site is here: https://cumulusmn.com
Some things I enjoy & am interested in:
I'm still playing heaps of Battlefield 3, and still have terrible k:d. I like to say I'm great on the strategy but terrible on the aiming.
I love adventure games, like Space Quest. I'm actually playing Monkey Island on the PS3 for the first time(!) atm.
Also love the Fallout series, and new beautiful games like Journey.
Most recently Double Fine's "The Cave", loved it.
I ride a Daytona 675 (if that means anything to you reader :) If not - "It's red and showy and sexy", which I normally wouldn't expect of myself, but there you go. Perhaps I'll also end up marrying a starlet. With a husky 3-cylinder voice. I made some videos of my ass riding it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbByp7pKRxw
I've a modest bookshelf containing the small amount of great books I have so far managed to find. At time of writing, enjoying Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". He's one of my heroes. (along with Alain De Botton, Richard Feynman, Mark Twain ... others)
Generally electronic, afro, soul, dub, house (real house, not 'progressive'). I love and support community radio; it's true that PBS in Melbourne is one of the best radio stations on the planet. It's impressive the breadth of music they play (check them out, you can listen live here: http://pbsfm.org.au/
I think that's enough to give you a picture.
Hello and pleased to meet you!