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Hello there

Somehow, you have found your way onto the webpage of Brian Beckett, BSc (Hons) MBCS. My name is one part hereditory, one part whimsical and two parts earned. Can you guess which bit is which?

From 2005 to 2008 I studied BSc Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. I got a 2:1 at the end of my course, the result of spending too much time having fun with my friends rather than studying. My final year project was on Digital Fountain codes. I got 70% for my project, which is a first class grade.

In June 2008 I became a Professional Member of the British Computer Society. My course was accredited by the BCS, so I didn't need to take any more exams to become a member. This gives me the right to use the letters `MBCS' after my name.

My degree was also accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. I am currently a student member of the IET. To upgrade my membership, I need to send them a copy of my degree certificate, which I don't yet have. So I can't be an MIET yet...

Let's have a few fun (?) facts about me, shall we?
And now, having gone through my major interests, let's talk about what I know, what I can do and what I've done:
This website contains a (growing) collection of programs that I've written and want to share, a gallery of my best photographs, my blog and a series of short beginners guides to various technical subjects. Please note that at the time of writing this page, not much has actually been uploaded. The programs all exist in various unfinished forms and the guides only exist in my head. Revising for my final year exams had to take priority. Now I've finished my exams and left university, looking for a job has taken priority. Also, learning PHP is a lot more fun than writing about programs I've already written. Someday I will get everything uploaded...

As a final note, I created the website of the Fen Line Users Association. The website is stylistically plain, but contains a lot of useful content that has (so I hear) drawn praise from various railways high-ups.


There are several ways of contacting me. At last count, I own ten e-mail addresses. nicebjax {at} hotmail {dot} com is my personal address. Microsoft have announced that they're discontinuing Hotmail webDAV support for Outlook Express, so I might be abandoning that address in a few months. brian {at} worthlesscheese {dot} com is the main address for this website. It's probably the best bet for contacting me. B.Beckett {at} theiet {dot} org is my forwarding address. I will always keep this address forwarding e-mails to my main personal e-mail account, so it is another sure-fire way to contact me. In the end the e-mails will end up arriving in the same mail client, so I leave the choice of which to use up to you.