Hi! I’m Mike Cartmell. Originally from Blackpool in the UK, I’m now settled in Singapore with my wife Brin and our daughter.

I program computers for a living and as a hobby, and publish open-source code to GitHub and (long ago) CPAN. One particular interest of mine is making computer programs play games, such as Gin Rummy and Texas Hold ’em, and I’d like to make my own games sometime. I’m interested in Humane Technology and online privacy, and reject Big Tech like Facebook and Google.

I love to travel, and used to travel alone a lot, and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over 40 countries around the world. Of course that’s been on hold lately with the pandemic and since my daughter isn’t really old enough to travel, but I look forward to more adventures in the near future.

I’m into all kinds of fiction, but especially anything dark and/or psychological; I like writing as well as reading. I enjoy retro gaming, especially Spectrum, Amiga and Arcade games. I like newer games too and have a very long Steam backlog of games that I’ll get around to, eventually.

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, and a fan of curry and craft beer.