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 two speedcubers, 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 29.60 second solve at the Stratford-upon-Avon Open 2018.

An official sub-30 average is my goal.

Eddie Shore

The 1930s ice-hockey player was originally the inspiration for my Quake handle; then later an influence on the lead character in two novels which I wrote 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.

A third novel may or may not be in progress...


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