Nick Sellen

I write software for enjoyment and "good" causes, sometimes for money - I relax with music, cycling, swimming, and running

You can email me at, toot me at, or message me at

Other things you can do are view my github profile, read my ponderings about life, see my trustroots profile, or read about my 2011/2012 cycling trip

... and a few quotes I like:

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. R. Buckminster Fuller
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken
The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it.

This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual. R. Buckminster Fuller
We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.

The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist.

So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living. R. Buckminster Fuller