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I live in Oxford in the UK.

I play violin/viola/baroque violin with various groups including Oxford Chamber Orchestra and the Brickwork Lizards.

I work as a consultant for Artifex on PDF software and language bindings. In the past i've worked at Undo on reversible debugging and record/replay systems for Linux, Vicon on motion-capture systems, various start-ups, RSA Security, Sibelius Software (briefly) and at Acorn.

I did my PhD at Edinburgh University, and was an undergraduate at Oxford University.

In the more distant past I played in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra.

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External links


Heather Birt. David Le Page. The Masquerade String Quartet. The Oxford Chamber Orchestra. The Musicke Companye. Zoë Bicât. Belsize Baroque. concert-diary.com. BBC Introducing.... Why is the violin so hard to play?.


The ACCU (Association of C and C++ Users). Programming Sucks. Greg Law's GO! Operating System. An interview with A. Stepanov - comments about OO and Generic Programming. Another interview with A.Stepanov. Stroustrup's C++ page. Interview with NEdit's Mark Edel. Criticisms of Object Orientation, Eccentric but interesting. OpenBSD. The UNIX-HATERS Handbook. The end of computing science? by Edsger W. Dijkstra. System Software Research is Irrelevant by Rob Pike. Andrew Birkett's website. The Art of Unix Programming. Ohloh, the open source network. http://www.jwz.org/. "The early days of Unix at Bell Labs" - Brian Kernighan (LCA 2022 Online). The problem with agile is that it's a cult....


How would you explain the difference between war and terrorism to a space alien?. The Moulton bicycle Club. Bill Weston's home page. Angela Dickson's home page. The Stop the War Coalition. The BBC website. The Viewable with Any Browser campaign. 50 Aston Street - how to really decorate a house. The Political Compass Websites near me: . A real Himalyan cyclist's website. Amnesty International. Philip Pullman Isis Speech about education. Matthew White's Homepage - lots of interesting history-related information. Analysis of NASA's use of PowerPoint. http://fillthathole.org.uk/ - website for reporting potholes. CHAmois Mountaineering club. Robin Watts' blog. Center for Range Voting. Amazing collections of pictures. Traffic Waves, physics for bored commuters. ... No, mister Bond, I expect you to die. ... except math teachers. Voting machines. Connoisseur. Isolation. Stephen Fry's homepage. Worldmapper. They say of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is.... Edge: THE FOURTH QUADRANT: A MAP OF THE LIMITS OF STATISTICS By Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Information Is Beautiful The Management Myth. http://risks.org/ http://www.csl.sri.com/users/neumann/illustrative.html Armand Marie Leroi (What Darwin Didn't know). "Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed by 1000 people. Around The Corner (1937) How Differential Steering Works. Carole Cadwalladr: Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy. John Oliver on police brutality. confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop. David Graeber - The Center Blows Itself Up: Care and Spite in the 'Brexit Election'. Shaun Lawson thread on Tories and their enablers. A Mathematician's Lament. Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King.


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