Hi, I’m Mike Cartmell. Originally from Blackpool, I’m now settled in Singapore with my wife Brin.

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.