I’m Pete Phillips, living in Bridgend, South Wales with my wife Karen, and my collection of keyboards, synthesisers, sequencers etc. Friends are astonished that my wife tolerates them all, and are surprised to learn that, contrary to most wives, she doesn’t mind boxes of cables, music stands, pedals, keyboards and music charts cluttering up the house, nor the inconvenience of not being able to go out because I have a gig or rehearsal. :-)

This blog is mainly related to linux and GTD productivity postings, with bits of music stuff thrown in for good measure.

Now semi-retired, I used to manage a lab known as SMTL - The Surgical Materials testing Laboratory, based in the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. I still work for SMTL as Technical Director part time. We test medical devices, dressings etc. You can see more on our web site www.smtl.co.uk. If you want to know anything about testing medical gloves, catheters and dressings, we are your one-stop shop.

As well as playing piano in my own quintet, detox, I play piano for the Blackhawk Big Band.