I'm Sam Brooke, an earth science student, part time programmer and general misadventurer who enjoys searing hot food, beer, drawing pretty pictures and wasting time on real-time strategy games.
I currently live between Rutland and Liverpool UK.
As a budding geoscientist, I'm interested in computer modelling the environment and climate.
Philosophy-wise I believe that, as a race, we're going to kibosh ourselves unless we keep ahead with clever ideas and technology.
My overriding goal is to try and position myself such that I can contribute to the field.
Programming & Tech
I've always enjoyed tinkering with computers and I now make content management systems and front end websites with a local marketing firm.
Fond of making money and paying off my student loan, I'm also involved in my own little business schemes and web startup.
May 25, 2013, 6:12 pm
No matter what it is, my brain finds it far more interesting and distracting than revision.
May 23, 2013, 6:51 pm
Fortnight in the Spanish Pyrenees from the 5th. And no, not for leisure but for science! #gravel
May 23, 2013, 6:46 pm
Utmost nerd congratulations to @PolishSpecialK for completing Portal in under a day. #nerdInitiation
May 22, 2013, 9:48 pm
I'd rather not have a race/religious riot thanks. People need to calm down.
May 22, 2013, 10:41 am
@OllyPaul12 TV TV TV? http://t.co/XNC6EdAyiR
May 21, 2013, 12:35 pm
In lieu of the repeat tragedy in Moore Oklahoma a graphic of all the tornado tracks of the last 61 years; http://t.co/MzPautAvLS
May 20, 2013, 1:12 pm
Decide to let the roof workman in the back after he decides a hammer is suitable way to open the back gate.
May 18, 2013, 10:27 pm
@Huwgo_Boss @rockonch Tiree is one of the sunniest places in the UK… but also the windiest.
May 18, 2013, 9:29 pm
@dantomlinson123 Was watching a documentary on the perils of Belarus, but then Transnistria took the biscuit. https://t.co/F5GahEiPFh
May 18, 2013, 9:06 pm
@dantomlinson123 Oh god. Belarus… just no.
May 18, 2013, 9:01 pm
@dantomlinson123 You've covered all the sketchy ones! Surely the remaining 6 are quite nice?!
May 17, 2013, 7:12 pm
The Earth holds many secrets, it also doesn't like to give any of them up. http://t.co/uDwWWersLK
May 17, 2013, 1:01 pm
Office for Mac, why so many critical updates?
May 15, 2013, 4:35 pm
RT @dantomlinson123: Tonight's Apprentice filmed where I work. Exciting times.
May 15, 2013, 1:51 am
@OllyPaul12 Don't you ever touch a Chinese man's CD!
May 14, 2013, 12:35 pm
May 13, 2013, 5:43 pm
@PolishSpecialK Oh my god I hadn't seen this! Incredible.
May 12, 2013, 12:01 pm
May 11, 2013, 12:26 pm
Wearing a coat indoors as the thermostat is broken. Why did the Victorians not understand the basic concept of proper insulation? #imbeciles
May 9, 2013, 11:50 pm
Apr 29, 2013, 4:07 pmDuring my honours project write up, rather than using a Time Machine backup I decided to create my own custom backup system to my server using Rsync.
Aug 15, 2012, 12:28 pm
Aug 13, 2012, 9:48 pm
Nailing a startupSo in the next couple of years (2 to be exact) I'll have graduated from my formal education and with any luck have a degree that's worth the paper it's printed on. I'll almost be the last of my cohort to jump of the diving board into the 55+ years of full-time employment on the count of having essentially 2 gap years, bombing out of Southampton Uni and reevaluating myself and ending up as an IT temp for a few months.
May 26, 2012, 1:05 am
Oh those DinosaursSeriously, if palaeontology wasn't difficult enough already with all the complicated, infinitesimally syllabic names (Herrerasaurus, Ornithschians, Saurischia, Avetheropoda, Megalosauridae to name but a few!) the bloody palaeontologists can't even make their mind up as to how many of the families relate to one another.
May 24, 2012, 7:28 pm
A Quick DistractionTaking a break from a pretty arduous revision period. A serious of 5 exams begins tomorrow and I'm about 70% ready for all of them. Got a weekend to get where I want to be. Aside from the annoyance of having to revise, the fact that many of my peers have graduated, the weather is really nice, most other students (mainly humanities) have already finished for the summer and I have only two weeks off before I have to head off to Spain for my dissertation project, makes this a particularly frustrating period.