Hi, I’m Mike Cartmell. Originally from Blackpool, I’ve been living in Singapore for over 2 years.

I’m a keen coder, and publish my open-source code to CPAN and GitHub. One particular interest of mine is making computer programs play games, such as Gin Rummy and Texas Hold ’em.

I love to travel, either alone or with my family, and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit 40 countries around the world. You can see a map of them here.

I’m into all kinds of fiction, but especially anything dark and/or psychological. I enjoy retro gaming, especially Spectrum, Amiga and Arcade games.

I danced salsa for about 5 years, but alas have hung up my dance shoes for now. I’m also a life-long Blackpool FC supporter, a huge fan of curry and craft beer, and addicted to coffee and karaoke in about equal measures.

I’m now engaged to Brin, who is awesome. She likes words, taxis, and making fun of hipsters. We were long-distance for some time, but it’s much better being together in Singapore :)