Frequently Asked Quetzals

Who the hell are you?

My name’s Andrew Bell. I like to think about sound, security, and spaceships.

So you’re some sort of computery person?

I work for a travel metasearch company called Skyscanner, where I create systems that chuck around lots of data very quickly. If you like solving interesting problems by making data hug each other, we’re hiring.

Outside of work, my most loved passions are acoustics, sound engineering, computer security, classical music, and moths.

Where are you from?

I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I can often be found running around on hills wearing very few clothes. Sometimes, I hit a drum while I do this.

I don’t believe you!

Beltane 2016 Beltane 2016, as a hummingbird shaman in The Aerie

Don’t you get cold?

Only if I stop drumming.

Do you mind if you content from your blog for something?

All text and media on my blog may be used under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0, unless stated otherwise.

All code on my GitHub account may be used under a GPLv3 license, unless stated otherwise.

I really enjoy reading your blog! How can I show my appreciation?

Share my posts!

Can I contact you?

I would be delighted if you did! You can contact me by e-mail at

Do you have a resumé?

Yes, you can find it here. I also have a LinkedIn account.

Do you like cats?

I’M GLAD YOU ASKED! I live with two cats: a jet black contrary menace called Dr Meowface, and a murderous psychopath in a tuxedo called Lord Kittington.

Dr Meowface Dr Meowface

Lord Kittington Lord Kittington