I'm currently working as a Delivery Analyst/Programmer at Manchester City Council. Prior to the council, I was working as a Software Developer for Tetrosyl Ltd, based in Bury (The inventors and producers of the legendary T-Cut product.). I had initially cut my teeth working as a PHP Developer for Cardinal Maritime (writing freight related apps) in Wythenshawe, South Manchester.
I'm always reading blogs and articles as a means of staying abreast of new web development news and technologies, resulting in sometimes an attempt at reviewing them and some products and generally rambling about items of interest - my musings can be found on my blog, which you can subscribe to. I am also quite active on the social media scene and love (have) most kinds of tech related gadgets.
As for the tools of the trade, I have a relentless (but not limited) relationship with Windows (and a deeper one forming with Linux), and am an avid Android user. In general, I have a love of open source technologies. I am mostly these days working with the LAMP stack of technologies.