Cumbersome runner. I've run three Edinburgh Marathons, a few half-marathons, several 10k races, the Black Rock 5 twice, a handful of parkruns, the Glasgow River Rat Race (which included walking off a plank into the Clyde), and have run Edinburgh's Survival of the Fittest twice ... and survived ... just. The times have always been shockingly bad ... although not as bad as the jump into the Clyde.
|5km||19/06/10||Edinburgh parkrun||22m 54s|
|10km||07/08/06||Scottish Gas 10k||47m 33s|
|Half-marathon||01/04/07||Edinburgh Forthside Halfmarathon||1h 52m 24s|
|Marathon||31/05/09||Edinburgh Marathon||4h 18m 58s|
|10k||22/09/13||Scottish Gas 10k||52m 44s|
|Half marathon||03/03/13||Meadows (half) marathon||1h 53m 54s|
|10km||07/10/12||BUPA 10k||53m 45s|
|Half marathon||09/09/12||Tallinn half marathon||2h 01m 27s|
|10km||05/08/12||Scottish Gas 10k||53m 56s|
|Half marathon||27/05/12||Edinburgh half marathon||2h 02m 36s|
|5 miles +/-||04/05/12||Black Rock '5'||42m 43s|
Diplomacy player. Not very good. Could be described as "somewhat tactless".
Diplomacy bot writer. One of a number of people writing computer programs that will play the Diplomacy boardgame within the Diplomacy AI Development Environment (DAIDE) group.
Struggling to be a struggling author.
During office hours my job description is "IT Developer" and, when I started there, that was my job. I sat in a room and used Borland's Delphi as part of a team working on an in-house product. Time moved forward and now the role is far more fluid. Yes, there's still software development, but so much more is about data extraction and manipulation, and just plain helping people to get the best from the technology. I think IT Domestique (in the cycling sense) is a far better description of my role.
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Neurotic, pedantic, and often described as a grumpy old man.