The Old Bald Man :)

Phil is 5' 7", in his early 50’s, with hazel eyes & dark brown hair (what’s left of it!). He wears glasses because he is myopic (short-sighted) but refuses to wear contact lenses.

He’s enjoying being “grandad” when he’s home (not often enough :-), and considers himself reasonably experienced in this field with six children & four grandchildren (the last time he counted).

Phil was a technical architect for GB Group, looking after the design of their services. He is now happily retired!

Phil is also a founder of (Ashbysoft *), and when he’s not playing with the kids, he can usually be found playing with his computer, having a technical discussion with Stuart or trying to organise a night out with his lovely wife Angela.

More recently (ok - in 2003) Phil joined the 4 Or More large family website, and was hosting their forum on this server. 4 Or More have now mostly moved away to Facebook, their original forum is now an archive hereabouts.

You can also find Phil on Facebook, Github, DevTo or my Twitter


I do stuff, in particular:

  • contribute to Open Source Software, I’m especially pleased that I now have code in the Github Arctic Code Vault :)
  • Funcube: I’m a developer on this combined amateur radio / educational satellite development team - five launched, others in the pipeline..
  • I’m a qualified radio amateur (callsigns M6IPX, 2E0IPX), interested in VLF communications (sub 100kHz), software defined radio and toys :)
  • I take stuff apart, then sometimes blog about it here, frequently before I’ve used it!
  • Amateur genealogy, researching my own family tree with a friend who is semi-professional. It’s amazing what you discover - who would have though I was descended from a long line of east-end chimney sweeps? Aye- aye me ol' china!