I am Tony.
I’m just past fifty, nearly 6’3″, nearly 14 1/2 stone, and I have had a much varied career in various fields.
I’ve sold brushes and raffle tickets at the door step, sold books on a market stall, pumped fuel, written a bad book (buy on paper, buy pdf), worked at a university, unsuccessfully worked at a transport company that was too dumb to to realise that online timetables could be a thing, built whole brand identities, driven taxis, and currently work part time doing admin for a taxi company, and part time as a self employed IT consultant and code monkey.
Not a lot of money coming in there.
So obviously I have a lot of time to research things.
Despite me currently being a boring old man, I’ve done some strange stuff in my life.
I’ve raced motorcycles, written computer games, climbed mountains (oh ok, one mountain, and I went on a tram most of the way), crossed a desert, played bass on TV and worked with some absolutely brilliant people.
I’ve also been mentally unstable, ruined a lot of cars, ruined my life twice, wasted a lot of money, and worked with some absolute shits.
Due to be being on the BBC News with former Climax Blues Band bassist Derek Holt, I have a “Theoretical” Bacon Number of 3, or had, until they changed the rules to remove TV appearences.
I’m currently writing my second book, while might be marginally worst that the first one, but longer.
Politics wise, I probably Center-Left if anything. I’m not a strong believer in anything apart from the Conservative Party being a bunch of self-serving, money-grabbing arseholes.
I think that Boris Johnson is a comedy character created by Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson that somehow got out of hand, but my attempt to have that added to Wikipedia keep getting removed..
I have many qualifications that that I don’t usually mention (as they are worth about a ninth of fuck all, but if you’ve got this far…)
Microsort Certified Prefessional (MCP), Microsort Certified Systems Developer(MCSD), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MSCE), Linux Certified Professional (LCP). I’m also qualified to deal with special needs children and adults.
Oh yeah, musical instruments…
I own, and can bash out a tune on…
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Bagpipes, Ocarina, various keyboard things..
I speak Welsh, German, French, Russian, and Italian, to a degree. But as that degree is very close to 0.0174533 Radians, it would be best to talk to me in English.
I also do maths jokes.