Thursday, 7 December 2006

Hello to the blogosphere

Well here I am. Hopefully I'll be able to keep this going on a regular basis so maybe people will come back at a later date and get something out of it. I intend talking mainly about work, and particularly web accessibility.

I'd made an attempt at blogging back in 2003, but It didn't really work out. It was more like a diary for myself and blogs really need to be shared by definition

I guess some sort of introduction is necessary, so here's a list of things about me:

  1. I am a Father of 3 children: Naomi (born 1997) Noah (born 1999) and Hannah (born 2004)
  2. I am a husband to my wife Katherine we have been married since 1994
  3. My family is really important to me
  4. I am a Web Accessibility Manager
  5. I work for CDSM Interactive Solutions based in Swansea, South Wales
  6. I really like my job
  7. I used to design and build 3D characters and environments for e-Learning games
  8. I cycle a lot every day for months, and then do little or no excercise for the same number of months
  9. I love making things
  10. I have a first class honours degree in Multimedia
  11. I am very competitive
  12. I will pulverise you in Quake 3 Arena.
  13. Despite being extremely intelligent :) I have trouble grasping vague concepts or subtle suggestions. This is one of the most frustrating aspects of my personality for myself and those I work with.
  14. I learned how to do the Rubics cube when I was 10 and I've never forgotten
  15. Occasionally I will have thought-lock-up, stop mid sentence and stare into a space for a few seconds unable to speak (This is a little unsettling during training sesssions for both the attendees and myself). I have no idea why this happens
  16. I've never run a Marathon
  17. I have never lived more than 15 miles from where I was born
  18. If you dare me to do something, I feel strongly compelled to do it regardless of risk to life, limb or reputation
  19. I'd love to learn several languages
  20. I hate upsetting people

8 comments:

Dan said...

Hey hey, good to see you online Grant, looking forward to reading more. I've filed that dare thing away for the next time we meet. ;-)

grant said...

Ha! Well take it easy on me, I really can't resist.

Stephen said...

Hi Grant - we met briefly a few months back at Taunton Deane Council.
Welcome to the Blogosphere!

grant said...

Yes, Hi Stephen. I've just got to make sure that I find the time to keep up to date. It's good to hear from you.

Ceri Richmond said...

Not that geography is of great importance in the blogosphere but it's nice to see someone from South Wales out there (here?). Best wishes...

grant said...

Hi Ceri,

We'll have to meet up for a beer at some point ;)

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