Programmer. Developer. Architect. Script kiddie (minus the age). Occasional hacker. Fancy myself as a pirate sometimes as you can see
Embracer of (some) new technologies and total hater of (other) new technologies. Self-considered pioneer / inventer of some other technologies which haven’t been put together yet purely because I didn’t have the time to spend on them
Specialised in the online/media sector; if you think an ad is just a hole in the page then you’re better off chosing another blog to read. Otherwise, stick around, I tend to rant off about the online world, high throughput online systems and my personal life. Needless to say, the views on this website are my personal view and have nothing to do with people and companies I work for (occasionaly ).
Oh, and I love rugby! And play it…sometimes. So if you think either the Phantoms (the team I play for in East London) or the Saracens (the team I support in the Rugby Premiership) are worth anything, drop me a line; if you don’t, well, drop me a line as well but expect a lot of abuse
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Last but not least — it’s always a good idea to leave a comment on one of my posts Or maybe you wanna drop me a line instead directly?
Update as of January 2012: Everything above still holds true, though I have relocated to California (San Francisco Bay Area) so while I can still be seen in London every now and then, I do work and live and work in the Bay Area — though doing pretty much what I was doing before: internet/advertising development and playing rugby. (And since Tahoe is only a couple of hours away, I’ve added snowboarding to that as well and ice hockey — Go Sharks!!! )
Well, when I say everything above still holds true, unfortunately there is one exception — and that is my dear Phantoms, who I cannot play for anymore (commuting to East London every Saturday for a game is a bit pricey — and lengthy! — coming from North California ). However, my love for rugby hasn’t been diminished a bit, be warned! I can still be seen regularly in St Stephen’s Green in Mountain View cheering for either England or on the odd occasion for The Oaks, The Boks and really really rarely for The Wallabies (Before you ask, no, you won’t see me cheering for the Kiwi’s — not since they won unconvincingly to France by one bloody point purely by delaying the ball in the last minutes and crapping it big time with the French all over them.)
I can now be seen spending my time at various meetup’s or @ Ground Floor in Santa Clara — which I find to be quite a neat setup if I’m bugged by some issue with my own projects or the Apache Software Foundation ones I get involved in every now and then. Based on that you might guess that I live in Santa Clara — so I spend my spare time around that part of the world; if the above don’t suit you, then you can also find me (weekends typically) at Barefoot Coffee (Worth dropping me a line first though if you’re planning on “ambushing” me there — just in case I don’t turn up that day )
NOTE: As much as I envy him for his success, and even though we share the same name, I am not this Liviu Tudor (photo courtesy of businessmagazin.ro). So if you were considering doing so, please do not ask me for investment strategy advice in the the real estate sector In fact it’s probably safe to just not ask me for any advice lol