about

I am a tiny face in the sea of web presences. I work outside the IT industry in a vaguely IT-related job but I’m not a web designer, a computer engineer or a programmer. In the corporate environment I’m more a user than a developer — but let’s not talk about corporate or work.

I built this website myself, the colophon gives more details. I’m not a better or worse webmaster because of that, I just am. I’m better than most of my friends and family; but compared with the online world at large I struggle to reach intermediate level.

I’m interested in the usual — reading, writing, photography, travelling, food, cooking — and the website contents reflect that.

  • home — currently redirects to the blog
  • quiet — the traditional blog part of the website, with longer posts, travelogue and technical stuff
  • words — my writing is primarily fiction with almost 90% fanfiction. The usual disclaimers apply for fanfic
  • pictures — I’ve always taken pictures at an amateur level. I enjoy it, though I’m not serious in terms of technical ability
  • places — travelling is one of those “just is” things for me. I love it, sometimes it frustrates me, but I always go back to it
  • taste — cooking is the great leveler, I think. It’s a rare person who doesn’t like food. I’m a competent cook — surprisingly given my science background I don’t cook with exact recipes. It’s the part where I feel i can be a little creative


What else about me that’s not covered by the faq or 100 things.
… 100% introvert
… my room can be described as organised clutter
… a fairly logical thinker
… I’m not in touch with my emotions
… but I’m affectionate and skeptical
… I hate hot weather
… I have warm fingers
… I’m a pure dork

I’m a writer, an organiser, a friend of a few, a skeptic, a believer, a manager, a colleague, a mentor, arrogant, anal, grumpy, helpful, non-judgmental, accepting, invisible …

… and no, I will not tell you my real name.

here's 25 currently relevant tidbits about me

in personal |

25 squares.

recently staying in, reading
looking forward october travels
on my desk usb fan, chewing gum, wrist brace, water
gadget nothing new
new on idevice books, periodic table app, sniper games


stress level at least once a week I’m up between 2 and 4am
running running out of time to train for #chimarathon
location hiding at parents’ place
last holiday chicago, nola
bbmm new things happening soon, need to be supportive and prepared


food giant mangos, tiny watermelon
drink sports drinks, honey & lemon, no coke
transport walking
books trying new authors
entertainment mkr just finished


kit indoors t-shirt and shorts
world stock market collapse, serves them right
colour blue
covet house with fruit & veg garden
obsession panic about running


freesquare bored
like travel planning
hate heat and humidity
daydreaming dreaming is, after all, a form of planning
smell menthol crystals