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 same since.



I have been working at BT in Glasgow since finishing university in 1989. During this 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 Ab Initio.



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 meetings. 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).