I have a passion for Home Automation, often in my spare time dabbling with programming stuff in my house to react to events - for example, when locking the house, check all the doors and windows are closed and flash the external lights to green if they are, and red if they're not. I love programming, and I love using my programming skills in a different way by working with physical devices.

I'm also very interested in Current Affairs and Politics, and have spent a lot of time volunteering for a political party I support, helping out on technical matters, helping with elections and delivering the odd leaflet or two.

I also love spending my free time with my partner of 10 years, Lucinda. She's very patient and embraces my love for Home Automation, rather than worrying about the house slowly getting filled up with Technology.