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I live in London with three meek Macintosh Computers and a childish cat named Zip.
I have been involved in corrupting youth by translating Sci-fi into Italian for twenty years, and I worked as a lowly Service person for a Big Bank in the City of London for three years, without any of the lavish bonuses you hear about. Up until my redundancy I saw global economics as a thrilling spectator sport.
For some reason I don't find it as much fun now that I am savoring the joyful life of the unemployed by running errands for all my friends and volunteering for various odd jobs.
I am training to be a shrink by frowning a lot and dropping the occasional caustic remark about lack of experimental evidence in class. I know more about Freudian analysis than I am happy with.
My parents are in awe of my computer savvy, but then parents generally are. If there was a market for Macintosh support, long-distance, to Italian-speaking very basic users, I'd make a killing. I certainly have the practice.
I was a volunteer for Amnesty International until despair caught up with me. I am trying to find a new outlet for my bleeding-heartedness that does not involve my level of cynicism having to increase further. I am thinking cats. Dogs would break my heart all over again.
I would have achieved more in life, or at least a better bank balance, if I had focused on one area of interest instead of managing to sample so many different careers and flitting from interest to interest like a nerdy butterfly. Whether I'd be happier is debatable.
I am a good cook and have the BMI to prove it, and a good writer but alas without the list of publication to prove that.
I love London, American people, cats dogs bats mice hamsters lemurs hedgehog squirrels and pretty much everything that moves except mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need extermination. I am a medically certified geek with distinct withdrawal symptoms when away from email for more than four hours. I am not an engineer myself but I laugh at engineer jokes.
I wish for a better world but on the whole I am willing to cut humankind a bit of slack.