458 reputation
2714
bio website diymobileusabilitytesting.net
location Europe
age
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Feb 14 '13 at 15:44

I'm a 70's baby. I'm a geek, in the best sense of the word.

I've progressed "up the communications stack" (think the TCP/IP stack) over the past 14 years:

  • I studied electronic engineering
  • I spent years wrestling with search engine spiders analysing web traffic before it was called Web Analytics
  • I built and tested opto-electronic circuitry in chemistry research, then integrated those circuitry with Lego Mindstorms on MIT Media Lab projects
  • I spent 5 years working in systems, network and infrastructure administration for various IT and Internet companies
  • I spent 7 years working in mobile telecommunications services building mobile Internet networks.
  • I am now working in information architecture, interaction design and human computer systems (HCI).

My favourite word is why. I'm skeptical. I like the outdoors, but live in cities.

I ride my bike, take photographs, travel as much as possible, drink good wine and eat good food, and talk too much.


Jun
28
comment What are the strengths and weaknesses of Rido saddles?
Thanks Neil, you had it pretty much right.
Jun
28
revised What are the strengths and weaknesses of Rido saddles?
Adding and removing some content.
Jun
27
asked What are the strengths and weaknesses of Rido saddles?
Jun
2
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
accepted “Proper” cycling posture on a road bike with drop bars?
May
31
accepted Homemade bicycle degreaser liquids
May
31
asked Does an SPD-SL AND SPD compatible pedal/shoe exist?
May
3
awarded  Nice Question
May
1
awarded  Scholar
May
1
accepted Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?
May
1
comment Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?
@geoffc great, thanks for the help. I still have a big decision to make.
Apr
30
comment Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?
Hi @geoffc thanks. Do you know if Looks are any "worse" than walking in SPDs? From memory they are ok to walk in for a few hours.
Apr
30
awarded  Commentator
Apr
30
comment Biking with spinal disc herniation
@phw No problemo. Good luck.
Apr
30
comment Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?
@geoffc ask Daniel asked the question - are Look pedal shoes "easy" to walk in? Could you ride to work and then walk around the office/school in them for 6-7 hours? Leaving aside if they looked weird or not - I am more concerned with function at the moment. Thanks.
Apr
29
comment Biking with spinal disc herniation
I don't want to stop the discussion, but if I was in your situation I'd also make an appointment with a physio who has medical training in spinal injuries and also in cycling. While the opinions of cyclists can assist, I wouldn't want to give you advice that could be damaging - I am not a doctor! Saying that, good luck with your injury and I hope things get better for you.
Apr
29
comment Exercises to do while cycling?
Thanks for the link. I am looking through it now.
Apr
29
comment Exercises to do while cycling?
The back pain doesn't come from cycling, it's more from just stiff back and I try to stretch while cycling. Saying that, I am trying to find out if my bars are the right distance/saddle is right height.
Apr
29
comment Homemade bicycle degreaser liquids
Hmm, I must look for that odorless liquid..I wonder if we have it here :) Fairy is the UK equivalent of Palmolive.
Apr
29
revised Homemade bicycle degreaser liquids
added 1 characters in body