Matthew Gates is a nerd from the UK. Born 1975. Did astronomy and computing at uni, graduated '96. Been working in mobile telcos doing billing systems. Fun to play with very big machines. Having something of a nerdy renaissance at the moment. Not played with anything as fun as ogre for ages. Hoping to use it with ODE] to do some entertaining nonsense.

Likes: Anything to do with penguins; cold sunny winter mornings; wikis; single malt whisky (try Lagavulin, it's the best!); a good cheese; unexpected peculiarity.

Dislikes: Getting out of bed; people who are too good at bzflag; peas; religious nuts.