We’re busily beavering away on the next edition of the fortnightly MSDN Flash newsletter and I realised I hadn’t introduced you properly to your new technical editor, Martin Beeby. Here’s everything you need to know about The Beebs, in his own words. All I can say really is that I’m sorry – it wasn’t my idea…

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Who are you, Martin Beeby?

I’m a 28 year old web developer from Northamptonshire. I’ve been developing websites since I was 16. For me, the Web was an escape from small town life and a vent for my creativity. Although most of my career has been spent developing server-side code I like nothing more and rolling up my sleeves and doing some front-end engineering.

What three things should we know about you?

1. I prefer working on websites between the hours of 12am and 3am. For some reason I find this state the best for getting ideas hammered out. Perhaps it’s easier to tap into the creative part of your brain when you feel tired.

2. I come out in cold sweats if my code coverage isn’t above 90%

3. Wayne’s World is my favorite ever film and I’ve never seen Star Wars.

What are you most looking forward to in 2011?

My dream for 2011 is the same as it was for 2010. I dream of a day when all browsers play by the same rules and when, as a developer, you can write a view once and knows it’s going to work across all browsers. Some people say this will never happen. I prefer to dream big.

What do you want to do when you grow up?

When I grow up I want to work as a university lecturer, stroke my beard and ponder the world’s problems. I want to have a wood-panelled study with an open fire, a tartan blanket and a 20-year-old whisky to keep me warm.

Name your three guilty pleasures

1. When I code I like to eat cheese and ham toasties and drink Irn-bru.

2. I still like to code HTML and CSS in notepad

3. I own a Casio watch, which I absolutely love

Follow thebeebs on Twitter and check out his MSDN blog.

So that’s your new MSDN ed. Wish me luck!