What is this page?

A Now Page is a quick at-a-glance summary of what I’ve been doing recently.

The idea is to give you more of a bird’s-eye-view than you’d get from status updates and blog posts.

Last updated

Last significant update was 22 Jan 2022.


  • Living in Darlington, England
  • With my girlfriend, my cat, and occasionally two small humans

  • Consulting for The Perl Shop
  • Paid open source work (always nice) for an interactive fiction project
  • Other consulting work as and when I have the time (hire me?)

  • Currently learning the Rust programming language.


Recently finished Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero and The Rust Programming Language by Carol Nichols and Steve Klabnik.

Working my way through Rust for Rustaceans: Idiomatic Programming for Experienced Developers by Jon Gjengset.


I wrote the 1 Dec entry to the Perl Advent last year: Silent Mite.

I’m trying to be more active on my blog.


  • 27/01/2023 13:22 — new exporter module for @Perl. Basically a wrapper that sets up Exporter::Tiny for you, defines constants, etc.
  • 25/01/2023 18:05
    Toad in the Hole #food
  • 24/01/2023 17:54
    Article on modern @Perl testing
  • 24/01/2023 14:07
    I finally have my new glasses!
  • 23/01/2023 14:16
    I seem to eternally be stuck deciding whether to install `tcsh` on all the machines I have to SSH into, or whether to give up and get used to using `bash` because that's just everywhere already.

Open Source

Projects I’ve been working on lately:


  • Trying to eat more vegeratian
  • Been going to the gym
  • I really should start playing badminton again


Films I’ve enjoyed recently:

  • Avatar 2: The Way of Water
  • Wakanda Forever
  • Strange World


TV series I’m watching:

  • The Good Doctor
  • Centaurworld
  • Prison Break (rewatching)
  • The Owl House
  • Spy x Family
  • The Dragon Prince


I don’t seem to have much time to listen to music lately. 🙁