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Mark Carroll's Journal

thoughts and questions

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Created on 2016-01-08 16:50:33 (#2478479), last updated 2017-06-27 (14 hours ago)

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I live in a Perthshire village with my wife Dawn, our son Benjamin and daughter Miranda, and Pippin the cat. I previously lived in England (Manchester, Cornwall, Cambridge) and the USA (Ohio, Rhode Island, Massachusetts). Once my children are grown I plan to return to the USA. I work as a software developer in the Open Microscopy Environment team at the University of Dundee in Scotland. It is useful work among nice people.

I have enjoyed learning about difficult problems in various technical fields then devising software in different programming languages to solve them. I have run Debian GNU/Linux on systems for many years and have switched to using Void Linux and OpenBSD.

I choose not to write much here about my day-to-day life with my family or colleagues. I don't have any specific purpose for this journal: if I feel moved to make an entry, I'll do so, but possibly more because I simply wanted to record the thoughts somewhere than because they are interesting or significant, even just to get them out from rattling around my head. I often mention questions I am wondering about in case readers can help to answer them. I rarely write about some of the interests I list.

This journal is for me at least as much as for others: in being honest I do not go out of my way to avoid offense or upset. If I might seem disagreeably uncaring or you prefer to avoid risk of emotional triggers then it is better not to subscribe. The entries I make here express my personal opinions only.
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