My Excuse, and Im Sticking to it.
When I started creating the Calvino website, I strove to avoid the sort of self-indulgent
nonsense that I saw on many a personal home page. You know the sort of thing,
I cant think of anything to put on my web-site,
but heres a picture of my cat.
This set of web pages, which I have pretentiously and nonsensically labelled The Crypt,
is just such an exercise in self-indulgence. Why?
Well, as more and more people use the web, more and more people actually have pages like
this. I find myself meeting people, and then visiting their web-site to find out more about
them. Personal home pages are becoming a sort of electronic version of the card that
Victorians would use to introduce themselves. Content is secondary to this function. Even
if a personal home page just contains a photo and a set of links, then it still tells you
something about the owner.
So, Without Further Ado...
Hello, my name is Alex Tingle and here is a photograph of my cats!
I was born in 1969, the year two men landed on the Moon, and 475,000 US
troops fought in Vietnam. I live in Harrow with my wife Hilde
and our two cats, Freya and Sif. I work at Broner Metals Ltd, who make planning and
scheduling software for the metals industry. Hilde is a freelance professional
translator and teacher.
More about me...
|Whats with the black clothes?
|So, what else are you into?
|Are you obsessed with death?
|I can't recommend it.
|It works for me.
|Will you ever have children?
|If you need to ask... you don't want to know!