Meet our support man of mystery, Paul, otherwise known as ‘The Buffalo’ due to his love of migrating websites across the vast plains of the digital landscape.
A keen gamer, Paul is an absolute shark when it comes to office based computer games – there is just no hiding from him… he will get you! You can usually hear him giggling in the corner of the studio after causing everyone else to rage quit during a game due to his supreme skills with a controller.
But as agile as he might be in the video game world, he does have a slight distaste for real-life exercise… Or to put it in his words after cycling for 30 minutes for Children in Need: ‘No more… no more exercise!’.
What’s your job?
So what do you actually do everyday?
A mix of answering client support tickets, as well as website development work.
Give us a song that describes you?
The Sound of Silence (any version really, but in particular the version from ‘Disturbed – Immortalized’).
What keeps you motivated?
Depends on where I am… At work, it would be helping the clients and getting tasks finished! At home, definitely my girlfriend, Sui.
Tell us your favourites: music, TV shows, films?
I can’t really pick a favourite song, genre though would be a mix of alternative and heavy. (Not too heavy though). Film, it would probably be Dawn of the Dead (1978), a classic. For TV shows, it has to be Game of Thrones and Band of Brothers. Games, too many to quote, but I’m currently playing an old favourite, XCOM 2; that will likely change in a month or so.
What are your most recent discoveries? Any tv-shows, podcasts, blogs or books we should be keeping our eyes on?
Definitely keep an eye on the mini-series ‘The Night of’. Immediately, this blog becomes dated but hopefully series 2 is confirmed.
You’ve got a time machine, where would you go first?
…Not 1955, don’t want to create a time paradox.
If the time machine also made me invisible (and depending on the general travel speed of the machine), I would go back about 30,000 years and check the state of humans, try and find some missing links to civilisation. Checking on myself or family would be way too risky.
Tell us something you wish clients knew?
Try to describe your issue as much as possible. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Screenshots are key most of the time.
Team of choice?
The Red Team.
What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?
Video Games… always enjoyed playing them, from 16 and 32 bit back in the day, to the 3-D beasts that are out nowadays.
Your best impression?
“Arghahgrrghrghghg” – Schwarzenegger – Pretty much any film he’s in.
What’s your earliest creative memory?
I remember in primary school recreating ‘The Scream’ (Edvard Munch – had to look up the Creator) with pastels and crayons. I remember it being pretty good, but my young plagiarist mind would think that.
To the right: The real ‘Scream’. Who knows if it looked anything like that!
Cats or dogs?
Argh… had both growing up so I’m split between them. Dogs for personality though.
What do you wish you had known 5 years ago?
Pretty much everything.
What are the 3 things you’d take to a desert island and why?
An island survival guide, the largest Swiss Army Knife ever and… Wilson for company.
If you had a tagline, what would it be?
If you could give the people reading one piece of advice, what would it be?
Why did you read this? Nothing else to see here, what else were you expecting to find!