As you have surely gathered by now, my name is Daren Nestor, and I'm
a computer programmer from Limerick, Ireland. I have a degree in
Computer Systems from the University of Limerick
and am researching Software Visualization techniques applied to
Software Product Lines with the LERO
CSET (Centre for Science Engineering and Technology).
I also provide web contracting and general programming services, through GIR Solutions,
and can be contacted at any time with regards to this. I will provide links to the
appropriate website when that occurs.
I enjoy whitewater kayaking, and am a member of the
UL Kayak Club
. I've been all
over Ireland, Wales, the Pyrenees and the Alps kayaking, and hope to get
to Uganda before the
White Nile is dammed
. Seeing as the project is on a hiatus due to corruption
investigations, I could be ok there!
I also enjoy a good book (as opposed to the rubbish ones), and have a decent, and
growing, collection, including most of Raymond E Feists
Malazan Book of the Fallen series
hilarious Discworld series,
epic (and now drawn out)
Wheel of Time
series, Terry Goodkind's originally good,
but now ruined by "might is right" speeches, Sword of Truth series, Janny Wurts' "War of Light and
Shadow" and "Alliance of Light" series, Robin Hobbs' magnificent Farseer, Magic Ship and Golden Fool
series amongst the heroic fantasy genre, and a science fiction collection including Asimovs Robot and
Foundation series, Iain M Banks' fantastic Culture series, David Brin's fascinating Uplift series, as
well as William Gibson, Orson Scott Card ("Enders Game" - if you haven't read it, do),
Peter F. Hamilton, Kevin J. Anderson and Philip K Dick.