I work as a physicist for a design consultancy company in Cambridgeshire, having completed a physics degree in 2013. Previous to this I worked in several different IT roles; most notably I worked with moodle for a year, and in the process released work on multiple plugins as well as a few tweaks to core code. I have also completed internships with the Zooniverse team in the Astrophysics Dept. of Oxford university, working on near-real time response to supernova discoveries, and the IT Services dept. of Oxford university, working on log centralisation and analysis.
As you may have guessed from the tagline, I enjoy tinkering with computers and electronics as well as conducting various ill advised experiments. I currently run Ubuntu or Debian on most of my machines and write ruby scripts to do a variety of things, home automation is often a feature. My electronics tend to be either discrete component or 4000 series IC based, although I do plan to learn to use the microcontroller sat in my bits box sooner or later. As far as ill advised experiments go; these are often based around the theme of ‘fun things to do with old microwaves’, but can include anything that grabs my attention.
My Github profile has links to some of my work, both professional and personal; I welcome comments, questions and pull requests.
My less geeky hobbies include rowing, cooking (verging into amateur butchery) and walking/camping.