Technical Excellence

Software Solutions Architect

Russell is a Software Solutions Architect and development manager with 20 years of leadership experience in software architecture and solutions delivery.

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On Poetry

Martin Amis once said that poetry was dead. I don't think poetry has passed its tell-by date yet.

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita.

Midway on the journey of life
I found myself in a dark forest,
as the direct path was lost.

Dante's Divine Comedy
I'm supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure
Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders
Eminem's Toy Soldiers

On Politics

I've identified with the centre politics for 20 years. The parties have moved right and left but I have stayed my ground, voting for the party that occupied the centre, strong on the economy with social responsibility when we could afford it.

The principle is the same at an individual level. Looking after yourself first enables you to look after others;
anything else is unsustainable.

On Technology

Technology is what I do, and I think I do it well, very well in fact.

I love technology and the scientific method because it is what has raised humankind from the earth into the ether. We've traveled from this planet into the 11th dimension see M-theory.

Take the creativity of Art then add the passion and faith of Religion.
Next, apply rigorous thought and the discipline of Mathematics and you have Science.

On Travel

Travel is a good thing, or was. Now it's a bad thing.

I recycle, run a single car, and use public transport wherever possible but please don’t ask me not to travel. The Earth is too interesting and diverse for me to stay in one place.