Founder of Tyneside Linux User Group, and believer in the protection of human rights and freedoms (although we should acknowledge our responsibilities as vehemently). This includes software freedom. I'm a member of Amnesty International, and a goth.
Was once a born again Christian for about ten years (until about ten years ago). Haven't come out to my (born again) family on that score yet. I'm not sure how they'd react to my atheism; probably with fasting and prayer for my salvation. I do feel that I have a rare perspective of both sides of the "religious debate", although I still can't actually explain why I was Christian.
I have a slide rule collection. I enjoy photography and chocolate. I love my wife, and I love space ships. Oh, and railways.