// Personal website of Chris Smith

Random computer generated image of me
Chris Smith
✪✪✪ Side project Place one side project token on this card. Multiply damage by number of side projects. 19x
✪✪ Yak Shave After attacking, become distracted with other tangentially related tasks for 1d6 turns. Flip a coin, on heads add a new side project token to this card. 87
Illus. Stable Diffusion 01/001

Hello! I'm Chris, a 30-something software developer from the UK. That's me over in the picture. Or at least, that's a randomly generated computer render that perhaps looks something like me.

As a software developer, my $dayjob generally involves Android app development, but I also have an excessive collection of side projects. I'm interested in privacy and security, occasionally dabble in reverse engineering, and have flirted with making video games in the past. Outside of programming, I like video games, reading, puzzle hunts, board games, escape rooms, and tinkering with electronics. Some of my favourites and/or current picks include:


  • Snow Crash
  • Dune
  • A Memory Called Empire


  • Go
  • Kotlin
  • Android

Video games

  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Factorio

Board games

  • Cartographers
  • Fluxx
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Pandemic

This website houses my blog and some other random bits and bobs.