I'm an American who recently moved from London to Amsterdam.
In real life, I'm known as 'Curtis "Ovid" Poe'. I'm an American who's moved to the UK. Amongst other things, I sit on the Perl Foundation Steering Committee and their Grant Committee. I also managed to get my name the cover of a book that I love but it would probably bore you to death. I also have a few technical and political articles scattered about the Web and one magazine, but I'm too lazy to link 'em.
If you're looking for the identity theft story, click here.
Note: For various reasons, I screen anonymous comments. Screened comments which disagree with what I or someone else writes in this journal are usually approved if they're polite. I'll delete them if they're not. I don't mind someone disagreeing; I do mind someone being a jerk.
I have been homeless in Hawaii. I used to live in Amsterdam. I have been arrested for preparing for a chess tournament (I came in second place). I was astonished to learn that that I had a brother and it took me four years to track him down (he lives in the UK). I met my father for the first time about two years ago. I once found myself clinging to a large sign running down the front of a building and I prayed that the police officer below me wouldn't look up (he didn't). Everyone agrees that my 20th birthday story is the wildest one they've ever heard. I have other stories I will not discuss on a public forum. Come to Nottingham and get me drunk :)
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Also, the displayed email address will likely change from time to time to keep it away from spammers. If you send me email and it bounces, check back for a new address or post in my journal.
So does all of that sound a bit narcissistic? Probably. Just look at my pretentious user pic. Too bad; it's a blog.