About

8th October 2022

This is a public / personal space for myself online.

I had a broken website on this domain for many years which was always a bit embarassing! 1d2f0.info was the md5 hash of an important file that I lost a long time ago. I chose .info because it is the gTLD created specifically for unrestricted use (arguably the other gTLD are de facto unrestricted).

There are quite a few Ben(jamin) Aylott online including one who currently does a similar job to me! I'm the one that was born in Dorset, went to uni in Birmingham, and then lived in London/Sweden/Manchester. I studied theoretical physics at uni and after graduating 'dabbled' in academia and teaching ...but it wasn't for me.

During uni I developed a strong interest in fighting climate change and my next move was a masters in solar energy engineering. Off the back of that I spent 6 years working for an energy services co-operative in Manchester (carbon.coop) as a systems engineer trying to make local/community energy systems a bit smarter.

I still have an enormous interest in energy and will probably go back to it one day but decided I wanted some more experience working on enterprise scale IT systems so am currently working as a cloud engineer for a consultancy in Manchester.