My full name is Sam Iles. I was born and live in England.
I am the managing director of Smiles Software and I am involved with other projects too.
I have a strong interest in technology. In particular, programming and systems architecture. My favourite type of programming is PHP web applications. My favourite language is Python. I’m one of those people who says “whack” when others say “forward slash” and “splat” to refer to what others call the “Apple key”. I love everything Apple. My iPhone, iPad and my MacBook are where I spend most of my time. Those and my Kindle. I use a clacky, loud Das Keyboard.
Tech aside, my interests include music, gaming, reading, stalking Kristen Stewart and more. My favourite singer is Beyoncé. I read a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.
I am passionate about animal rights. I can think of few circumstances where it is imperative to use animals and I imagine a future where the world feels the same. To that end, I am vegan.
You may wish to know what I believe in politically. You can probably get a lot of that from reading the blog here. But, basically speaking, I consider my self socially liberal, very liberal; on certain issues fiscally conservative and on others fiscally transformative; fervently green; and mildly global. In the various bands of political identification, I am probably closest to "liberal". That is to say, I generally think big governments and their laws are bad.
I write here about nearly anything with no clear focus. Often about technology and animals and politics, but often very different issues. You can subscribe to the RSS feed if my writing interests you.
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The best way to contact me is via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also tweet me, as I always read my @replies.