Up-Close & Personal

Ooow, you were expected something really personal, huh! .... sorry to disappoint you, but there's only stuff on my persona here, like my names and my character

...... Oh, and I've also sold out with sucky Webpage no-no's, like "where I live" and "where I work"!

My Names

You've no doubt noticed, that I have two names: the formal John, given to me by my Mum and Dad and my nickname "Nobby", first given to me by a teacher at Junior school! (and shared with my Dad). Maybe you're wondering where such a nickname would come from? ........ well I'm gonna tell you anyway.

"Nobby" actually always goes with the surname "Clark" and the connection goes something like this:

Here's two versions of this page in John appearance and Nobby appearance

My Personality

Click for my ART
          PAGEOh man, explaining this could be quite a tall order !!! ........ I'm quite complex - and able to see things from a Yin or Yang point of view. Or maybe it's a "John point of view" and a "Nobby point of view". Anyway, between black and white there is a whole lot of grey ....... so hopefully this means I'm a balanced character!!

My outlook on life is a combination of the scientific and the spiritual - I'm an engineer at heart but I'm also known for my artistic side - click on the Venus stature for my art page

As for any further insight into the mind of John/Nobby Clark, I've again got two ideas:

a scientific look a my left/right brain map

(click the image for an enlargement)

and a spiritual look at my astrological chart (I'm an Aries)

(Click the image for an enlargement)

My Interests

My Location

My hometown (and long time spiritual home) is Ruislip in West London.
For international surfers, this is near London (Heathrow) airport -  roughly at
the 9 o'clock position on the M25, the circular motorway around London

Click on the globe for Google Earth location
Click here for Google map of Ruislip  
Oh, and "Tropic of Ruislip is actually a novel about
"saucy goings-on" in surburbia, lol (I have a signed copy)

I also live on the south coast in Bournemouth, which was always my
favourite UK seaside destination. Click here for Google map of Bournemouth

Click here for a video of Bournemouth Summer fun

My Work

I have spent the last 18 years working for some of the leading Silicon Valley networking vendors, including Brocade, Foundry Networks, Nortel Networks and Bay Networks in Pre-Sales/Technical Account Management roles. I have acted as the trusted adviser and key technical point of contact for many major clients in the finance, media and service provider vertical markets.

Click on the icon to take a look at my CV
                                   Click for my Linked In profile      


If you work in IT too and you're a bit of a sad case (like me sometimes!), you may also find yourself wanting to check out the computer/Internet stuff on my techy page