I doubt you really want to know that much about me, so I won't keep you here long. Here are some pertinent points about me, and I promise I won't go on about me anywhere else on this site... well, not too much, anyway.
I am a freelance web developer, producer and journalist. I spent the first four years of my working life as a print journalist on various computer magazines, and this gave me a grounding in classical journalism that makes me a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to website content (as you can hopefully see from this site). In fact, back in the dot-com boom I had the job title of 'Editor of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth Edition', and that probably sums up my career more than anything else – a mix of writing, humour, technology and travel.
I am a traveller – or I am when I'm trying to avoid a proper career, anyway. In 1998 I came back from a three-year trip through Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Nepal. When I got home I drew a big, black line on the map to show where I went, and it was quite depressing to see how small it looked, so from to I went off to explore West Africa, passing through Senegal, the Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana. I've also managed to slot in trips to Morocco, Cyprus and Cuba, and I'm currently planning my next trip – a year in central and south America – which I hope to start in 2013.
I am a long-distance walker, not just when I'm on my travels, but back home too. In 2003 I completed a three-month, 1111-mile walk from Land's End to John o'Groats, which was one of the most rewarding walks I've ever done; and in 2008, I walked the entire length of the London Underground, station to station and line by line. I've also done an awful lot of long-distance walking in places like Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal. I guess I must like it...
I'm fascinated by technology (though I don't really qualify as a fully fledged geek, I should add). Because of this I tend to incorporate a computer into my travels, so I can write articles for this website while on location.
If you really want more information about me, feel free to take a look at my freelance website, or visit me on Google+, Facebook or LinkedIn.