Since my undergraduate days, I've been interested in history, especially Byzantine Constantinople. I very much enjoy the works of Viscount Norwich, and would travel to Venice or Istanbul any time.

When time permits, I've played Sid Meier's Civilization, now at Version VI, though not to the extent of eclipsing M.U.L.E. - surely the finest multi-player strategy game ever. There's a nice story about it at

There's always a good read in the Boing Boing blog, or The Loon Pond.

I like to read news articles online, and subscribe to a number of news services including The AtlanticThe Guardian and Crikey.

I like to cook all sorts of foods from many cuisines, and have been lucky enough to try lots of meals in foreign countries. I'm best known for the Famous Sago Pudding, but otherwise I cook when occasion allows. 

Twitter: @kheitman_au