My name is Michael Erskine and TecSpy.com is my domain. I've been playing on the interweb since about '94 (when Netscape was first released!) and I've had this domain since 1999.
I live in Sherwood, Nottingham, UK with my partner Dawn and our two daughters, Ruby and Lily. Here in Nottingham I work as a Software Engineer for an electronics company and my day-to-day work is quite varied: enterprise Java systems with a lot of custom TCP/IP work, embedded C systems with a lot of communications protocols, etc. My history of programming is firmly rooted in C on Sun workstations and all told I prefer to write in Java and Perl for GNU/Linux platforms. I especially like interfacing with hardware and software in innovative ways and I write a lot of testbeds for systems under development. If you think you might want to employ me, drop me a line!
At home I enjoy solving and collecting twisty puzzles such as the Rubik's Cube and the Megaminx. I have a large section of the site dedicated to this pastime. I've been a skateboarder since Sept, '77 and I like to get out and skate with my friends at Middle Age Shred jams and events. In recent years I have been involved with Nottingham Hackspace and I'm proud to be one of the founder members. This involvement has opened up a world of creativity and I have started to build and play stringed musical instruments!
Catch you later, Mick.