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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Entrepreneur; Devil's Advocate
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About Me

Just moved to Beziers and am renovating a little base for myself here, London Feb–April, should be able to host thereafter, though best send requests nearer the time ;)

I'm planning a 2–3 day hike in the Pyrenees from Perpignan involving taking dips in an icy lake and secret hot springs. Ping me if you'd like to join and I might try and solidify the plan…


Putting it together, pulling it apart


I enjoy life, from rouging it travelling (bucket showers--”whoohoo!) and absorbing places, but also a bit of the sybaritic lifestyle. Mostly I hark from London, but I've lived here and there… most recently based in India mucking about with startup/coworking/coliving stuff, but originally a graphic/web guy who quit to became an overly optimistic entrepreneur.

It's probably fair to say I'm somebody who alternates between being absorbed by work and complacent loafing. I deeply appreciate all things (except giant cockroaches, and leeches), especially stinky cheese...

http://facebook.com/jacob.jay http://instagram.com/verseguru http://twitter.com/jacobjay


"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them."—Epictetus


Design, Sustainability, Smelly Cheese, Aesthetics, Cinema, Mountain Biking, Interiors, Photography, Hacking (not Cracking), Bubble Baths, Altruism, etcetera…

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • graphic design
  • fashion
  • digital design
  • street art
  • cheese
  • organic food
  • cycling
  • entrepreneurship
  • software
  • ecotourism
  • mountain biking
  • programming
  • startups
  • web design
  • web development
  • ethical fashion
  • coworking
  • aesthetics
  • coliving
  • artisanalism
  • nomadism
  • collaborative economy

Music, Movies, and Books

Deep House, Downtempo, Lounge, Electroswing, World, Jazz; l'Appartement, Avalon, Paris Texas, Solaris, Baraka, Gandhi, Down by Law, My Neighbour Totoro, Cruel Intentions; Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman, Neal Stephenson, Nassim Nicolas Taleb…

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's all a blur.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have broad software/UX knowledge and am particularly happy to share. I may even be able to host you for longer for some hands-on training. I can also give input to some extent on branding, marketing, retail, ethical and other aspects of startups and entrepreneurialism.

I have some future project in Beziers and Morocco if you fancy coming back to help :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, India, United Kingdom

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