database architect by day
In my day job, I work for a FTSE100 company as a database architect, responsible for designing, building, and maintaining databases and SQL Server instances on a number of tin-, VM-, and cloud-based environments. I’m learning other technologies as we work to move into OpenShift containers.
hacker, geek, FLOSS advocate
I’m currently in the process of building a badgemaker using a Raspberry Pi, and multiple ePaper displays. I’ll document the process and any supporting code to my Github account.
musician, podcaster, voice artist
As a musician, I’m a bit of a multi-instrumentalist – many instruments, master of none. I play – with varying degrees of competence – drums, piano, and bass. I’m the drummer in a covers band in my local area. I’ve also been known to sing.
There’s not much going on with voice artistry, but if you need any voice work doing, let me know.
husband, father of three
I’ve been married to Caroline for nearly 18 years, and we have 3 utterly gorgeous children: Amy (12), Cara (11), and Alex (5). We live in a small mining village in South Yorkshire, UK.
I am most definitely a coffee snob. I own and use regularly a Nespresso machine, and at work we have a Bravilor filter machine which gets a fairly continual use throughout the day. I really appreciate the different tastes, aftertastes, and feels of a good cup of coffee which – of course – has to be taken without any additions. No milk, no sugar.
I don’t do instant coffee (with one exception).
currently doing stuff
What am I doing /now?