I also have a bit of an obsession with finding and using tools to make my life easier. ReSharper is a necessity, though there are many others… I’m just about to start (early 2009) giving presentations at development community events like the London Skillsmatter seminar-type ones. I actively participate at ALT.NET open-conferences and similar events.
Outside of work, I do a bit of open-source development on the side (currently mostly documentation, but a couple of patches to actual code). Oh, non-programming, real-life things, you say? I do a pretty large amount of exercise (running, rowing, weights) in an effort to keep svelte (I did a six-month diet and lost 25% of my body weight; I’ve put 5% back on via training); the usual sorts of socialising stuff; climbing & roller-blading; I’m an avid reader of sci-fi and, erm, development-related books (did I mention that I enjoy being good at my job?); a whole bunch of other things too. I ski and snowboard whenever I get anything that remotely can be construed as an excuse, and I like travelling but don’t do enough of it. I write verbosely. I like getting good at things. What’s next?
- Google Groups
- Stack Overflow
- Twitter (though I’m still not grokking it, exactly…)
Oh, I should mention – the views expressed on this website are my own opinions and based on my own experiences; my employer (currently Onalytica) does not necessarily agree with or otherwise share them.