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in the Dales
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||Welcome to the personal web pages of Rob
Smallshire. Here you will find a haphazard shifting medley of all things,
related to me, my past, present and future. There is no particular order.
The only common factor is me.
I was born and grew up in the heart of the industrial Black Country in
the English Midlands, and very largely stayed put for the best part of 18
years. Since then I have spent a substantial amount of time (eight years)
and an even greater amount of money educating myself in Leeds, Yorkshire
before eventually achieving escape velocity and for a relatively short
sub-orbital hop north of the border into the wilds of Scotland. Recently,
I've relocated to Oslo, Norway for work and of course a new life.
Clearly the main purpose of writing geological software is to fund
one's extra-curricular activities and holidays in some of the most
fantastic locations on the planet. I spend as much of my spare time as
possible caving, hiking, cycling and mountaineering both in the UK and
wherever else I can get to.
The main purpose of this site is to provide the information-age
equivalent of a garage - an out-of-the-way on a backwater of the
Internet where I can stash all the stuff that, because I might need it one
day, I can never bring myself to throw away. You know the kind of stuff -
old washing machine motors, bits of useful code, and
boxes full of nuts and bolts with obscure threads. More to
the point, if I keep my stuff here, I won't need to take it with me when I move
house next. Hopefully, you'll find what you're looking for here, and let
me know if it was anything interesting or useful.
Cool places and people
Off-road in Utah, mountaineering in Les Alpes, hiking in the Picos de
Europa, and more...
Caving in the Yorkshire Dales
Cave discoveries, caving trips and caving equipment
Learn how to add sun and rain protection to your own differential