About Me

About… it’s such a broad statement… about me, about this blog, about life, the universe and everything…

Lets start with something simple… me 🙂

On-line, my nickname is AthenaOfDelphi. Off-line, I’m known as Christina Louise.

I was born and raised in Leicester (and to save any embarrassment asking a lady her age, I’m the wrong side of 45 but the right side of 50). I’m into all the good things in the world of PC’s… programming, gaming, programming, gaming… and consoles (more specifically the PS3). I play a variety of games, but I prefer the likes of World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Exapunks, Darwinia, Factorio… you get the picture, I’m sure. Like many things in my life, I love variety. Too much of the same and I get bored… very… quickly.

It may come as no surprise then that I used to be a software engineer (with over 20 years professional experience… now I feel old), most of my skills are based around Delphi, but I also dabble with web based stuff and have yet to use a language in anger that I’ve not been able to bend to my will.

Now a days you may find me poking around electrical installations doing my day job as a self-employed electrical contractor.

From time to time, I post articles (so far, these have included the basics of optimisation and the basics of multi-threaded programming) on Pascal Game Development. And, when time allows, I develop my commercial software offerings, available from Soft-Answer. You can follow me on Twitter on @athenaofdelphi, PGD on @pascalgamedev and Soft-Answer on @soft_answer.

In my spare time, I like to listen to (and attempt to write) music, mostly dancey trancey stuff, but I also throw in some more rocky indie stuff and a bit of classical for good measure. I like to walk, take photo’s (I own a Nikon D70… if only I could do it justice with my artistic side), mountain bike (not done nearly enough of that in a very long time) and dabble with digital electronics and PIC’s. When I’m at home, I like to cook (a little too much in my humble opinion *looks at waistline*) and watch good movies and videos. My favourites being Stargate, Star Trek Voyager, Firefly, Babylon 5, Forever, Scorpion and The Walking Dead. Horrors, you can keep em! I also like many of the comic book movies and you can’t beat a good action adventure.

Now, the complex stuff… life, the universe and everything… well, actually its easy. To quote Deep Thought… 42.

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