About division6

About me

I am Armand Richard David, a 30-something media professional, technology aficionado, erstwhile philosopher, new dad, and general free spirit. I was born in Malaysia at the dawn of the 1980’s, am a libra, and maintain this blog to throw my mean, callous, heartless exterior into sharp relief…to satisfy my personal vanity…to record my remarkably insightful observations about the universe… for the hell of it. I live in Hampshire, in the UK, and love it. My Google profile lives here.

I am now a communications consultant, working for brands like GE, EMC and Nominet amongst others. I work at leading integrated comms agency Brands2Life. In the interests of transparency, I would like to make clear again that nothing I write here is the view of my company unless explicitly stated otherwise, and if you’re reading about any company and are concerned that my opinion seems biased — please check the web site to view the company’s current client list. I rarely blog explicitly about my clients but do think (by dint of luck and a great client policy from my agency) that the businesses I work with are pretty cool, so please don’t be surprised or offended if I do talk about those guys in positive terms – disclaimers will always sit with those posts. Bear in mind that I have more access to those companies than most…

I like… technology, film, television, rock music, guitars, occasionaly country walks, liberal politics, Sambuca, console and PC gaming, fantasy & science fiction, unpretentious contemporary literature, occasional musicals, soup, running, squash, badminton, dreaming the impossible dream & great chat. I was married in 2009 and have three daughters, so expect tedious posts about how great my girls are every now and then.

The dream… is to write some fantastic fiction, at some point.

About this Blog

This website has existed in some shape or form since about 1997, when I first started fiddling around on the internet. From an initially jumbled collection of webpages, which may or may not have included a “best 3D images of the transformers” page, it eventually became the WordPress-powered beaut you see before you.

Why Division6?

Because it sounds more corporate than “armand.co.uk” (which I also own, and which was receiving too much spam…), so if I ever decide to start anything that requires a website, I’ll have a funky domain in place.

Also because in the film “Men in Black”, every time the agents appear on site, they claim to be from {{government department of choice}}, division 6. The trick being… there is no division 6. Because I was still studying philosophy at the time I bought the domain, I thought this was really, really clever. I still kind of do.

Blogging networks

I have been known to Dadblog, so I’ve signed up to the Tots100 index:

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Armand David's personal weblog: dadhood, technology, running, media, food, stuff and nonsense.