In his spare time, Andy is an amateur photographer, gardener, and writer under the name of A. P. Barratt (two self-published novels and a third in progress). He calls himself a professional Geek, which can be seen in his home life too; if Bitcoin wasn't a good enough name for his first cat, the kittens Tera and Pixel surely are. Andy gets excited by all things tech, but his current fixation is the building of a quad-rotor flying machine named Hera.
He loves Edinburgh for its welcoming atmosphere and characteristic architecture and scenery. He enjoys working at NCR Edinburgh as he has finally achieved his life goal of acquiring a workstation with three high-resolution monitors, which he feels raises him to the level and power of some form of god!