I am Paul Baker, a family man living in Maidenhead, about 20 miles (32 km) west of London, UK.
I divorced in 2017 after a 17 year marriage and have 2 teenage children, one of each.
My work life is based around web development – I have been working for myself since 2001 and currently code in PHP/MySQL. I have been making websites of various shapes and sizes since 1996, near the beginning of time in terms of web history. I currently prefer to use CMS Made Simple, a really flexible content management system which clients seem to love. This blog runs on it.
I work in a co-working office in central Maidenhead. It's very lovely. We share the view, the coffee and an occasional bit of banter.
I really enjoy playing badminton and squash. And I’m a keen cyclist. I am also a member of a local choir and I play softball (quite badly).
My music taste ranges from James Taylor, the honey-voiced singer-songwriter, through to progressive house.
Oh and I’m 6′ 6″, or 2m tall. Which is nice.
I am an only child and I lost my Dad in 2012 and Mum in 2015.
I use this blog to post about anything that takes my interest; you can see the category list on this page. Sometimes it's a long post with detailed information, other times it's a little note which is too big for Twitter.
The background photo is the very lovely Cliveden House, a National Trust property close to me in Taplow, Berkshire.
I generally choose the username maidbloke on web services (Maidenhead bloke, get it?) My social network of choice is Twitter but I am also on Facebook which I visit occasionally. You can find me by clicking the links in the colourful header. My latest tweets appear in the footer below.