Usually known around the 'net as SmileyChris, my name is Chris Beaven. I am a self professed geek who lives in Napier, New Zealand with my wife and children.

Stuff I like

Jesus Christ
He gets a bad rap (usually thanks to his "followers") but, like Optimus, there's more to him that meets the eye.

My Family
A loving wife and five lovable children. What more could a man ask for?

Board Games
There's something great about sitting around a board with friends pushing little wooden pieces from place to place.

A great web framework, written in my favourite programming language, Python.

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
My keyboard layout of choice.