About Pointbeing.net

Pointbeing.net is merely the homepage of Simon Harris, a mid-thirties computer programmer based in Dulwich, South-East London.

I'm currently self-employed, working for a major client in the City of London.

Outside of work I do a bit of writing and technical editing, and I'm also a little way into a BSc Computing and Mathematical Sciences degree course through the OU. I spend slightly more time on cryptic and advanced-cryptic crosswords than is strictly necessary, and have a rather handsome cat.


I took all of the photos on the site myself, so I do hope you like them. You can see a lot more of my pictures on Flickr. In most cases, the camera was a Nikon D80 with the 18-135 Nikkor lens; the rest were taken with a Canon G7.

Tech Notes

The site is built in PHP and MySQL and sits on a Fedora Linux server hosted by Xtraordinary, who I recommend.

The code is all Zend Framework based, and uses most of the MVC stuff, plus Zend_Db for the database layer, and Zend_Search_Lucene for the search.


Contact me by email - my address is simon at this domain.