I grew up in the South-East of England in the fine city of Norwich which was my home until circa 2003 and where I occasionally still make an appearance. I graduated in 2005 from Durham University where I studied Software Engineering (Computer Science). Since then I’ve worked as a technologist of various sorts in London (3 years), Beijing (3 months), Shenzhen (2 years), Hong Kong (2 years) and presently Tokyo (2013 onwards).
Randomwire was founded in 2003 and focuses on life in Asia, culture, design, technology, travel and everything in-between (whew!). Most of my photos were taken with a Panasonic GF2 (and previously a Lumix LX3 / Nikon D70s).
The Chinese writing in the logo (随线) literally just means ‘random wire’ although originally it was adapted from a longer idiom (随线放矢 – Sui Xian Fang Shi) which means to speak or act with a well-defined objective in mind (有的放矢 – You Di Fang Shi). The origin of the name simply reflects the diverse nature of the subject matter and that even in 2003 there were already very few short top-level domain names left.
The site is hosted on a Ubuntu server running WordPress and uses a customised version of Watson by The Theme Foundry. In the beginning many years ago I hosted everything off a slow ADSL connection from home.
Randomwire is run as a labour of love and while I am not looking to make a profit from it if you would consider donating or sponsoring to help with hosting and other costs I would very must appreciate it.