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26 April 1967
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Husband, father of three, Irish, European, UK, Belgian citizen, liberal, political analyst, science fiction fan, psephologist, lapsed medievalist, aspiring polyglot.

If you are one of those people who occasionally skims my livejournal because you know me in real life, sign up for an account and I'll put you on my friends list so you can read (some) locked entries.

If you want to know more about me, you can read my website, my autobiographical livejournal entries and my replies to interview memes. I am also archiving any media stories in which I am mentioned over at nwmedia.

My blogger code: B9 d- t- k+ s+ u-- f i+ o x-- e+ l+ c-- (decode it!)

On-line networks: I use Facebook, Dopplr, LinkedIn and Plaxo (but not Plaxo Pulse which seems to me a complete waste of time). If you are on them feel free to ping me. I have signed up to various others (Ringo, Flickr, etc) as well but don't really use them.

I believe that my name can also be written 尼古拉斯•怀特 (in Chinese), निकोलस व्हैट (in Hindi), نيكولاس وايت (in Arabic), نیکلاس وایت (in Farsi), নিকোলাস হোয়াইট (in Bengali), Николас Уайт (in Russian), ニコラス ホワイト (in Japanese), నికోలస్ వైట్ (in Telugu), निकोलस व्हाइट (in Marathi), 니콜라스 화이트 (in Korean), நிக்கோலாஸ் வைட் (in Tamil), نکولس وہیٹ (in Urdu), นิโคลัส ไวท์ (in Thai), Νίκολας Γουάιτ (in Greek), Никълъс Уайт (in Bulgarian) and ניקולס וייט (in Hebrew). I hope to add to that list; do let me know if any of them are wrong.

Posts here are made in my personal capacity.
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