I was born in Cambridge in 1973. Lived in Southampton, London, Cheshire, Hull, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Shropshire.
Went to school at Tarporley County High School and University in Hull.
Worked at various places, most eventfully, for myself on my web venture lonelyplanetexchange, which was written, programmed and maintained by myself.
Since then, I moved away from the UK, working as a teacher. Living in Georgia, and China.
About the blog.
I started the blog in 2004. It was a way to increase the web presence of my other site Lonelyplanetexchange.com. Initially, it was to continue travelling and up-to-date on developments within the travel industry, especially the flights sector which was expanding rapidly with the growth of the EU.
As time went on, I used it to develop some of the technologies which went on to be used on the commercial site, such as the GPS and KML aspects.
The geolocation of the budget hotels on Lonelyplanetexchange. Which I did using the Googlemaps API was a direct result of research and methods I’d developed doing the blog…
Since then, lonelyplanetexchange has ceased to exist, (you can read about that here/ and here). The blog has been continuing sporadically to document my various travels, inanities of the media, the stupidity of the New World Order and my teaching career, which has now dis-continued.
The site’s since migrated to a WordPress platform. (Much more effective than Blogger).
It’s allowed me to vent my spleen, also publish photographs, and to write documents and articles which can’t be found elsewhere on the ‘net – such as the 20 Most useful apps for Visitors to China plus a guide to Getting Google Play to work in China, and the Conspiracy list of dead bankers, which I continue to update.
Death of teaching
No, I don’t mean in the UK. I mean for me personally. My work’s dried up now, with three years experience and good references…. it’s all gone. I spent some time, maybe a year or so, on the dole looking for teaching jobs and working in factories.
It was all a waste of time, and came to nothing.
michaeltyler.co.uk’s kind of focussed on my everyday life now…. With a distinct lack of money and future, I’ve taken to the waterways of England to drift around and pass the time until the next life.
My boat, is a work in progress so needs continuous loving care. The blog now documents this, and where I can, other bits and pieces from around the internet.
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