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This is a gargoyle on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The cathedral is widely considered to be a fine example of French Gothic architecture, and was one of the first buildings in the world to use flying buttresses. Many small individually crafted statues were placed around the outside to serve as column supports and water spouts, including the famous gargoyles. Construction began in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII and was largely complete by 1345.
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I'm Chief Scientist at proAgile Ltd. You could pretty much say that software engineering methodologies are my bag.
I specialize in agile transformations at enterprise scale, and tweet and blog quite actively about this. I'm also the curator at agilepatterns.org.
Hobbywise, I'm into Extreme Ironing. I've ironed underneath the ice-sheet of a frozen lake, and I've also gifted the world with the "fusion" sport of bog snorkelling + extreme ironing.
I do quite a bit of scuba diving in lakes and rivers, mainly in pursuit of antique bottles.
Cave diving is another interest, and I have traversed White Lady sump in the Dan-yr-Ogof system while training under the redoubtable Martyn Farr.
Of course, I have plumbed even murkier depths on public sector IT projects. This latter experience once lead to an outburst of Vogon Poetry; you can commiserate by reading it here.