I live in Edinburgh, and am a keen windsurfer. You will often find me at Gullane or Longniddry, when the wind is strong. I started windsurfing in 1986 on holiday in Greece.
I am interested in most areas of science. I have an understanding of mathematics and quantitative arguments.
For many years I read New Scientist, but have become tired of their formulaic journalism and immature politics. I recommend Chemistry World and Science News.
I like tuneful music and play piano and recorder.
I have 25 years experience of computing, including writing compilers, assemblers, operating systems, communications, hardware testing, and problem fixing.
I have a limited knowledge of the Italian language, which has greatly contributed to my appreciation of Italian opera, and my enjoyment of foreign holidays.
When there is not enough wind for windsurfing, I enjoy walking on the Scottish hills and elsewhere - see photo gallery. I also enjoy skiing. It is a wonderful feeling to experience mountain air and scenery. The variety of scenery in Scotland makes this a wonderful place to live.
Recent holidays have included windsurfing holidays in Tenerife, Naxos and Cape Verde.
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