About

The Monsters of Zao, where the world turns black and white.

Hello. So this is my blog and so this page shall be one of those ‘written in third person’ About page bios. So let’s get on with that.

“Born and raised near the sunny holiday destination* of Grimsby on the north coast of England. As soon as was practical, he left to pursue a life of accidentally being in nice places and meeting even more good people whilst earning money through various forms of engineering and at one point teaching English. For a long time now he’s been based in Japan for reasons he’s forgotten and spends as much time as he can on family, motorcycling, snowboarding, writing or otherwise being outside. Most things can often be done outside if needs be.”

Me

OK, well that’s that. As for this site, it’s been going for a while now, since February 2003 in fact, across various publishing platforms though it’s been self-hosted on WordPress for a long time, and before that I had an old school hand crafted ‘home page‘ which I nurtured from 1996 to 2008 before putting it out to pasture and then somewhat resurrecting it for more technical and indoor activities in 2014 and which is currently built in Jekyll. 

As time passes, I mark more of the older posts here as private to help keep the web less cluttered. Most early posts were somewhat throwaway from wherever I was, musings on websites which no longer exist or tech build outs I was doing at the time. I’ve moved a few of those posts over to the other site.

Little Known Facts

I’ve finished NaNoWriMo twice, first in 2011 and again in 2014. It’s unclear if I’ll ever do it again.

The phrase ‘nani kore’ means ‘what’s this?’, and its something I still say a lot apparently.

* There’s a good chance I couldn’t defend this statement in court.