About Gavin Cameron

Me In The Park

Well what can one say about one's self without sounding like some random idiot that decided to knock up a web site?

... "Too Late!" I hear you cry! :-)

In Summary (just because I feel like doing it first)

Ok, I'll admit it straight up ... I'm a bit of a geek! Why else would I spend days, if not weeks writing not only the content of a web site, but writing my own custom software to drive it?

However, that said ... it looks way better than the last one!

My Day Job

I'm a principal electronic engineer working for Emblation, a microwave medical device manufacturer in Alloa. Before that, I spent 23 years working in Edinburgh for what's (at time of writing at least), called Leonardo. Some may know it as Ferranti / GEC Ferranti / GEC Marconi / GEC Marconi Avionics / Marconi Electronic systems / BAE Systems / SELEX SAS / SELEX Galileo / Finmeccanica - take your pick : it was GEC Ferranti when I started in 1992, and SELEX Galileo when I left at the end of 2015!

I even have a CV!

Hobbies

I like doing all sorts of things from playing badminton / going to the gym / going for a cycle to having a night on the town or even a day in front of the telly watching DVD trilogies. Typical trilogies are: Star Wars (episodes IV to VI, although I also have I to III), The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Alien (although I think that they should have stopped after Aliens) Back To The Future ... to name but a few.

I also like photography, skiing, climbing Munros (when my knees work) and finding new country roads in my car.

Obviously I also like designing web pages - well really more the writing of the software that goes on behind the scenes of the web sites. This entire site is powered from a single "index.php" for example :-)

It goes without saying that I'm a bit of a gadget man and have numerous to play with conduct scientific studies with (of course). These include things like a USB missile launcher; Robosapien; radio controlled helicopters & planes; computers.

A Bit Of Socialising

Me At Oktoberfest

I have a real ale hand pull pump in my garage - strange, but true. So far it's had 9 gallon casks of Atlas Latitude / Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted / Harviestoun Schiehallion pumping through it at various "gatherings" :-) They are also chances to wheel my BBQ out of the garage and grill up a feast :-)

That's not to say that I exclusively drink real ale - I've even been to The Oktoberfest (in 2006) and sampled a few litres of Weißbier there!

Craziness

I've done a few crazy things like parachuting, bungee jumping, walking over the Sydney harbour bridge. I've been on a microlight flight and have considered lessons. It would be great to just fly off somewhere for the weekend! Still a few crazy things to tick off though :-)

Thanks, to my lovely wife Helen, (who got me lessons for my birthday) I started SCUBA diving in April 2009 by becomming a PADI Open Water Diver (first rung on the ladder). A few dives on now and still lots to see!

Geekiness

I'll leave you to decode this in your own time:

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Version: 3.12
GE$/IT d- s: a+ C++ UL++++S++ P L+++ E W+++ N+
o? K? w-- !O M+ V !PS !PE Y+ PGP- t++ 5 X+ R-
tv+ b DI+ D G e++ h---- r+++ y++++*
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------




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