Richard Taylor @

Barton. Southampton. Bath. Guildford.

Science and Engineering

In 1992 I published my PhD thesis titled "Colour Object Recognition Using Shape-based Aspects" at Southampton University. I was a scientist! After a post-doc at Bath University I found that full-time academic jobs were really thin on the ground. Instead of hanging around in poorly paid temporary positions, I went out into industry... never to return.

See my github projects if you want to know how much spare time I have had recently.

Rubik's Cube

As the father of a proper speedcuber, I have been to many competitions as a spectator and supporter. In 2015 I got bounced into competing but, as you can see from my official cubing record, I wasn't very good. With some practise I have managed to get a bit faster and managed a 32.84 second solve at the UK Championship 2017.

ZZ solvers may be interested in my EOLine notes.

Eddie Shore

Namesake of the iconic ice-hockey player, I wrote two novels about Eddie set in the early 2000s. The first was called Eddie Shore and The Moss and the sequel Eddie Shore 4 Jo. Both are now out of print, but still available as e-books for a reasonable price.

Aspiring writers may be interested in my cautionary notes.


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And I am a member of Charlotteville CC (unofficial GPX routes).

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