Who did this?
This site is run by Simon Soanes. It's a personal weblog which has been running since 1998 (although posts from that long ago have been removed and the sites domain has changed a few times it has been the same idea since then - I think the oldest still on this site is from 2002).
I am a software delivery lead who manages people, applications and still gets to write code. In the past I've also been a network administrator and solutions architect which gives a broad subset of knowledge and approaches to problems. I currently manage, mentor and guide about 30 people (developers, support team and testers combined) and look after a wide variety of different applications at The AA in Basingstoke.
Why this site?
It's a collection of posts and articles I think will be useful. If not for someone else using google (or another search engine) then certainly for myself as a reference point. Many developers carry around a library of code they have written and which they find useful; I have chosen to post some parts of mine onto the web for anyone to use!
It does not represent my current employers views and I hardly ever post on work time so the content is free unless I include a specific copyright message in it with restrictions (such as sourcecode always including attribution).
To contact me I prefer E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and have XMPP and Skype IM accounts.
Please e-mail me as I pick that up anywhere. I am interested in C# .NET based roles (I am also happy to do C++ .NET or the odd bit of non-managed C++).
Please don't contact me about jobs where I would be doing non-.NET Visual Basic, I have done it several times and find it to be a restrictive language that has limited concepts of objects or exceptions; not something you want to have to go to work to do!