I am a contract software developer specialised in using the Microsoft.Net framework and the C# language to build solutions for both clients and personal use. I have been using this technology since late 2002 after I migrated from extensive C++ use, preferring both the syntax and direction I could see the technology taking.
I have a good many interests outside of my career, I enjoy technical scuba diving with my wife having gone diving in South Africa, Egypt, UK, Cape Verde and the Maldives to name a few and currently am qualified as a TDI Extended Range diver.
I collect and paint miniatures (e.g. http://www.coolminiornot.com/116343), my interest (like a great many others) started with Games Workshop but has since diversified into other areas (Studio McVey, Andrea Miniatures, MERCS...etc), i would describe myself more of a collector than 'gamer'.
I try and stay fit as I can, I run and walk the dog as much as possible, and when I can I regularly try to swim having once competed at a junior level.
In addition to these I enjoy movies (District 9, Leon, Full Metal Jacket..etc), music (Linkin Park, Prodigy, Alter Bridge, Jamie Cullum), computer games (anything from Valve or Relic) and have a fledgling interest in home entertainment gadgetry.