I like to void warranties


Hello world. I'm Ed. I'm a MSc Software Engineering (with distinction) and BSc Comp Sci Hons graduate currently working at Capgemini in London, UK. I love all things Linux and open source, and probably you; if you're the type of person who also likes to take things apart to see how they work.

I love being hands-on with the hardware just as much as the software. Building, breaking, tweaking, bodging. I enjoy configuring my own hardware, such as using a Raspberry Pi for home security, an Arduino for environmental data collection, or even my beloved personal Proxmox server. Oh, and occasionally I do a bit of cycling and stuff, but that's all rather boring in the context of this website, don't you think? I have an fascination in historical Computing artifacts too. I have a nice collection (or what some would label hoard) of old computing parts ranging from the 80s (Atari and 386 anyone?) onwards which I am yet to find a use for, but I'm sure they'll have ornamental value one day. This is my usual atire.

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
   - Niels Bohr

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
   - Alan Kay

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
   - Mitch Ratcliffe

Education is the process of learning more and more about less and less until one knows everything about nothing and is entitled to call oneself 'Doctor'.
   - Anonymous