Well, you clicked yourself here, so you must want to
know a bit more about me!
Where do I start? I studied physics at Oxford til 1983
and worked in aerospace in a variety of computer-related roles until
1993, when I started getting interested in writing shareware programs
for the Psion. One thing led to another, and I ended up starting the
3-Lib PD & shareware library, which has now grown to harbour over
two thousand separate items, and which has seen many thousand customers
use my services! I also wrote for Palmtop and then Palmtop User
magazine, specialising in all things Symbian and
performing various other duties around the PDA and smartphone world,
not all visible to
My main activities these days centre around the All
About web sites (AAS and AAWP), plus running The
Phones Show and writing occasionally for AndroidBeat and iPhoneHacks.
I've been very happily married since 1989 to Fiona,
who's a teacher, and we had Rachel just before the millennium .
We're both Christians and, although neither of us is
going to bash you over the head with a bible, you could follow this
link to find out more ... Most people have some kind of dramatic
incident they can point to which was significant in their lives, I
think ours was a car accident in which our camper was hit by a Granada
doing 90mph. Our vehicle was thrown in the air and we did a complete
360 degree barrel roll, landing right side up with no glass
not a scratch on either of us!! The drivers who stopped behind the
accident were completely dumbfounded when we just opened up the van
doors and strolled out to survey the write-off! You know the saying
that 'someone up there was looking after you'? Well, that day, Someone
I'm constantly amazed at this incredible world we live
in, and awestruck at the thought of life after death, and the only way
I can make sense of either is through faith in a eternal God and a way
to somehow get close to Him through the existence of Jesus.
My hobbies, outside of computers, include music in all
its shapes and forms,
aviation, cars, motor-caravans, science fiction,
cycling and most sports. Bit of a typical male of the species, really!
Oh yes, plus (with my daughter) collecting Teddy
Do you want to see any of my favourite
I do have a personal 'Rants
'n' Raves' blog, though what you find there is totally eclectic!