|More about Tim Pardoe
Hello, I'm Tim. I'm in my 30s, live in
Southampton, United Kingdom, and currently work for BT Global
Services in service improvement.
Some of my main passions
are live music and comedy (especially stand-up), but I'm also
interested in literature, photography and family history research.
I get involved with the digital world too, editing
websites and experimenting with new technology
lover: I watch many old and new sitcoms, comedy dramas and
quizcoms, but my main love is live stand-up comedy. Some of my
favourite comedians include Dara O'Briain, Eddie Izzard, Mark Watson,
Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne, Dave Gorman, Milton Jones, Chris Addison and Tim Minchin.
I'm always reading, whether its fiction, factual,
magazines, online news or articles. Some of my favourite novels are The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon),
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), Microserfs (Douglas Coupland), The
Woman In White (Wilkie Collins), High Fidelity (Nick Hornby), Futuretrack 5 (Robert Westall) and The
Chrysalids (John Wyndham).
I'm a massive fan of
live music, and follow a number of musicians and bands. I've a broad
taste in music but my absolute
favourites are Duke Special, The Divine Comedy, David Ford and Ben
Folds/Ben Folds Five. I'm also really keen on The Guillemots, Fyfe Dangerfield, The Beatles, The Duckworth Lewis Method, The Moody Blues, The Feeling, and Michael Learns to Rock.
I take a lot of photos, whether they're of beautiful scenery,
interesting architecture, arty shots or fabulous music gigs. I also end
up with many random, quirky snaps from my smartphone camera. I've
started to upload and share some of these sets, and they'll be
available on my Flickr gallery and YouTube channel.
I've been researching my family history for over
7 years now, and enjoy the challenge of searching out new
ancestors, information and social history. I'm a volunteer
transcriber for the FreeBMD project, and attend genealogy lectures and
shows when I can. You can find out more on the
surnames I'm interested in on my Family History page.
I fell in love with the internet the very first time
I went online in 1994, and have been involved in many different
technologies since, including the web, usenet,
IRC, instant messaging, web chat, forums, blogs, podcasting, wiki's, VOIP and
My day job sees me improving things within the company, from
software to processes, documentation to training, making things better for our staff and customers.