About me

This blog chronicles an obsession. Please forgive it.

Growing up deep in the English countryside, my first act of cruelty was to wear out VHS tapes of Star Wars. Later, I would sacrifice formative teenage experiences to race home from school every day to religiously watch Star Trek: The Next Generation at 5pm.

By the time I bought the very first book that I would read from cover to cover – The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, there really was no hope for me.  My imagination had overloaded, and there was this burning irrational need to fully visualise the fantastical machines that whizzed passed my eyes for a significant proportion of my life.  Computer Generated Imagery was the only way.  I learned computers just so I could render a Nebula Class Starship.

As a result of this, I am now a Computer Scientist by day.  I graduated with the Microsoft Prize for academic excellence from Kent University in the UK in 2005. I interned in the Advanced Development department of Sun Microsystems, Colorado. I went on to be a software developer for Misys Banking in London, and then became a Technical Consultant for Portal Technology Solutions. My programming experience is mainly Java and the accompanying world of Software Development. I currently specialize in Data Visualisation Research.

Yet the passion that consumed me in my formative years still burns.  Computer graphics and Sci Fi will always be a fascination of mine.  I have around 15 years experience in Computer Graphics now, using programs such as 3D Studio Max, Blender, Lightwave, Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to satisfy my need.

I currently live back in the same rural countryside I started in, with my very understanding wife Chrissie, our dog Tess and our cat Dylan.

If you’d like to drop me a line, feel free to do so on the Contact page.