Who is this bloke?
Well here's the obligatory Me and My Dog page.
    ...You're spared the dog.
        ...I haven't got one.

Name, Rank, and Number..


Derek Mahony B.F. B.Sc.


May 1949


North Somerset, England


Retired (which turns out to be a full-time job)

Previous Ways of Earning a Crust

Electronics Engineer, Trials Engineer, Systems Engineer, Real Time Software Engineer

My favourite things.. a random selection..


Terry Pratchett, Tom Sharpe, Roald Dahl, Spike Milligan, Jasper Fford, Alan Bennett, Ben Aaronovitch


Anything by Terry Pratchett, The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll, The Beiderbecke Trilogy by Alan Platter, The Magic Roundabout Noisy Book...


- a quick scan of the CDs shows:

Pink, Björk, Garbage, Skunk Anansie, Laurie Anderson, Annie Lennox, Sinead O'Connor, Alanis Morrisette, Alisha's Attic, Catatonia, Anastasia, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Texas (..do you spot a common thread here?) Eurythmics, Gus Gus, JJ Cale, ZZ Top, Doors, Hendrix, Nilsson...

All time favourites: White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics, Light My Fire by the Doors, anything by Pink & Garbage


Dark Star, UHF, Close Encounters, The Blues Brothers, Dogma, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cabaret


Most TV gets the "I can read the news or twitter while they're on" treatment but a few exceptions are..

serious science, technology, and nature programmes (not the gee-wizz ones), series 1 of some detectivey programmes (before they get silly and illogical), The Big Bang Theory, Only Connect, QI..

Past favorites: Magic Roundabout, Rugrats, The Beiderbecke Series, Brass, Only Fools, Men Behaving Badly, Coupling, Blake's Seven (they don't make scenery like that any more), Two Pints, How I Met Your Mother, The Detectorists..


Computing, photography, animal CCTV, weather station, maintaining the Bath & Wells MU web site, graphical doodling


ranging from boring to abhorrent..

Sport, politics, sport, interviewers who don't listen!, sport, most game shows, all reality shows, did I mention sport?

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