This area is all about me. Well, me and my family.
I was born in 1968, in Paisley, Scotland. I lived in Neilston for 4 years, then
over the border in Rockcliffe for 4 years. We then moved to Wemyss Bay, where I
lived until I started work at 20. When I got a job in Glasgow, I stayed with a
friend in a shared flat for a short while, and then bought a flat in Springburn.
When I was married, we bought a house in Houston, and have stayed there since.
I started off school at Rockcliffe Primary, then Inverkip Primary when we moved
up to Scotland. Greenock High School was next and I left after fifth year to
take a course in Computer Science and Microprocessor Systems at Strathclyde
University. I graduated in 1989 with a Batchelor of Science degree and started
work just across the road from the University, for British Telecom. I'm still
working for BT 19 years later.
I'm married to Claire, since 1997. In 2004, we had an addition to the family,
when Cate came into the world. Life hasn't been the
I have been working at BT in Glasgow since finishing university in 1989.
time I've been involved in projects using C, C++, Java, Oracle, UNIX, NT and
VMS. I was involved in writing the system that the operators use when handling
999 calls as well as 100 and 155 calls, which was a great experience. Recently
I've been working on a project which moves data about using a tool called
I am a Christian,
and most of my non-Cate related social activities are related to this. This
means I spend Sundays and some other evenings going to and helping at church
We attended Gallowhill Adelphi Church in Paisley, until the numbers dropped to
just us and we had to close. We're now going to
Harper Memorial Church in Glasgow,
and are sometimes involved with The Bible
Centre in Inchinnan.
When I have some free time I enjoy
playing football, badminton, or any other sport, walking up hills, listening
to music and playing computer games (I have a Wii, DS, Gamecube, DS, Jaguar,
Lynx, Atari ST, Electron and ZX81).