Michael J.A. Clark
Michael Clark is a professional software developer who creates high-quality products for startups in Cambridge, UK. Skills: C#, Java, PHP, XHTML, AS3, CSS, ML.


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Summer’s fluttering away

Life is “frenzied, caring, fast, anxious, fun”. A wealth of feelings rush over me every day as I look forward to climbing in Wales and exploring Thailand. Then straight back to England to embrace further employment and start a new term at Cambridge university. The summer has flown by.

My viewpoint on the world is in flux at the moment. I just finished my first Marian Keyes novel, Watermelon, and The Game by Neil Strauss. Two vastly differing books that both end on empowering and passionate notes nevertheless. After a solid Christian upbringing, becoming atheist (thanks to the internet and Dawkins) and learning different perspectives on human interaction (from Ayn Rand, Marquez and others). I want to expand further and see the world from another new perspective. Reading is incredibly powerful yet slightly frightening when you consider how much a single book can change your personality.

Today I finished my contract at Premier Media Group. Over the last few weeks I was assigned to update the Christianity Magazine web application with some new features; I am especially pleased with the improved homepage. The last few weeks have also included a trip to Dorset with Jane’s family which was relaxing and a long, wonderful week in Italy on the Amalfi coast. I want to write more about these and include some pictures but there’s simply no time at the moment.

Here’s a quick preview from the Italy trip:

View of Vesuvius from Pompei
The view of Vesuvius from Pompei is beautiful and chilling; it is difficult to imagine destruction on that scale

Must get to bed now. I will be back from Thailand on October 10 to respond to the inevitable build up of emails.