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Those people who don't call me Jarel call me John (or at least, the polite ones do). I'm not sure which name gets used most often, which is a slightly scary thought. I'm about 6'3" tall, with curly brownish/grey hair and blue eyes.

I've been happily married to Margaret since September 2000, although we were together for about four and a half years before that, and best friends for a year before that. She makes the world a nice place to be in :)

Originally I'm from the north of England, but after spending a few years studying in Cambridge, I moved to Ipswich to work full-time in telecoms R&D. Mostly, I do unixy/internet "stuff" these days.

I listen to music for more of the day than I'm awake. Recent listening:

My last.fm profile page

The rest of my spare time is filled with computer/internet geekery (I help run two talkers, Snowplains and Republic), karate, brewing coffee, and reading. I also periodically torment random musical instruments for short periods of time before giving up on them again ;)
a perfect circle, alto saxophone, amplitude, anathema, ancient egypt, arcade fire, arctic monkeys, assassin's creed, atari, baroque music, bass communion, battlestar galactica, belly, bjork, blackfield, blade runner, bloodwych, boards of canada, bob dylan, burnout paradise, caffeine, cats, chinese food, chroma key, coffee, crowded house, css, cyberpunk, dark chocolate, dave mckean, dj shadow, dns, doctor who, don ellis, dune, emf, english history, espresso, ew-too, ex-wise heads, family history, fight club, fovea hex, george r. r. martin, gnome, godspeed you black emperor, guitar hero, hieroglyphs, i.e.m., identi.ca, iliketrains, indie, indie music, ipswich, ipv6, j. s. bach, jabber, jeff buckley, jesus jones, jetplane landing, john coltrane, juggling, karate, kata, king crimson, korean karate, kraftwerk, linux, liquid tension experiment, littlebigplanet, marillion, massive attack, maxïmo park, miles davis, mozilla, music, my vitriol, neal stephenson, neil finn, neil gaiman, nick drake, no-man, opeth, ozric tentacles, penguins, peter f. hamilton, peter gabriel, philip glass, pink floyd, pixies, playstation 3, pling, porcupine tree, portishead, pure reason revolution, quake 3, quake 4, rachel unthank, radiohead, republic, robert jordan, rock, rock band, rock music, samuel smiles, sandman, saxophone, sigur ros, snowplains, star wars, steven erikson, steven wilson, sugar, sushi, sylvia plath, tad williams, talkers, tanya donelly, tempest 2000, the bays, the beatles, the charlatans, the crow, the cure, the dark is rising, the imagined village, the libertines, the mars volta, the matrix, the pink panther, the stone roses, the strokes, the third eye foundation, the unthanks, the white stripes, tigger, tim bowness, tool, tortoise, trey gunn, trumpet, tuna, u2, william gibson, wipeout, x-files, xkcd

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