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Hello, I'm Tim.  I'm in my 30s, live in Southampton, United Kingdom, and currently work for BT Global Services in service improvement.

Some of my main passions are live music and comedy (especially stand-up), but I'm also interested in literature, photography and family history research. I get involved with the digital world too, editing websites and experimenting with new technology and services.

Comedy lover:  I watch many old and new sitcoms, comedy dramas and quizcoms, but my main love is live stand-up comedy. Some of my favourite comedians include Dara O'Briain, Eddie Izzard, Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne, Dave Gorman, Milton Jones, Chris Addison and Tim Minchin.

Reader:  I'm always reading, whether its fiction, factual, magazines, online news or articles. Some of my favourite novels are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon), The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), Microserfs (Douglas Coupland), The Woman In White (Wilkie Collins), High Fidelity (Nick Hornby), Futuretrack 5 (Robert Westall) and The Chrysalids (John Wyndham).

Music fan:  I'm a massive fan of live music, and follow a number of musicians and bands. I've a broad taste in music but my absolute favourites are Duke Special, The Divine Comedy, David Ford and Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five. I'm also really keen on The Guillemots, Fyfe Dangerfield, The Beatles, The Duckworth Lewis Method, The Moody Blues, The Feeling, and Michael Learns to Rock.

Photographer:  I take a lot of photos, whether they're of beautiful scenery, interesting architecture, arty shots or fabulous music gigs. I also end up with many random, quirky snaps from my smartphone camera. I've started to upload and share some of these sets, and they'll be available on my Flickr gallery and YouTube channel.

Genealogist:  I've been researching my family history for over 7 years now, and enjoy the challenge of searching out new ancestors, information and social history. I'm a volunteer transcriber for the FreeBMD project, and attend genealogy lectures and shows when I can. You can find out more on the surnames I'm interested in on my Family History page.

Web enthusiast:  I fell in love with the internet the very first time I went online in 1994, and have been involved in many different technologies since, including the web, usenet, IRC, instant messaging, web chat, forums, blogs, podcasting, wiki's, VOIP and social networking.

Improver:  My day job sees me improving things within the company, from software to processes, documentation to training, making things better for our staff and customers.

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