This web site exists mainly for the purposes of tinkering and to serve as an online reference for my brain, which tends to forget everything it doesn’t process on a regular basis. I can sit through a much-anticipated movie then look dumb when others talk about a particular scene that may have been spectacular. It seems that technology has atrophied my brain, which is now capable of a few short sprints, but definitely not a long distance walk or run. Since the internet is only a few steps away, this web site has come to my rescue!
My name is Marc Fearby and I live in the city of Tamworth, in the state of New South Wales, in Australia. I am 30 years old and currently work as a web/database programmer for a large organisation in Tamworth. My picture (right) was taken in Beijing in 2002 (more of the photos I took can be seen under the “Beijing photos” link at the top of the page).
- Classical music; favourite composers: Sibelius, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, de Falla, Brahms, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Vaughan Williams… the list goes on!
- Programming; favourite language: perl. I have experience in ASP but I prefer not to think about it since it gives me a headache. I also tinker with java script and CSS, but these two also give me headaches because of a certain, crapulent, “web browser”. I have also studied a few Java subjects for my university degree, and given the choice between it and .NET, I will be taking “it”.
- Languages; in particular, German, and all the Germanic languages (which includes the only language I speak fluently, English). My SBS Atlas of Languages fascinates me greatly. If only I had more time.
- Science fiction; favourite programs: Star Trek The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica (the remake), Star Wars…
- TV Shows; favourites include The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Hogan’s Heroes, Dad’s Army, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister, Frasier, South Park…
- Movies; usually a good action film and always a good submarine flick. Oh, and sci-fi movies, too
- Books; favourite author: Collen McCullough for her Roman sextet of novels. Actually, I haven’t had a lot of time to read books since I discovered computers, which is a sorry state of affairs I hope to correct in 2005.