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bio website morestuffabout.net
location Stroud, United Kingdom
age 49
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Apr 4 at 19:36

I'm a technologist available for hire in the West of England.

I've done a few different things over the last few years: currently I'm at Global Radio in Reading, having fun with AWS and some frankly strange quadratic equations. Previously I was with Nokia Entertainment in Bristol, optimising how music files are ingested and transcoded.

It's not all music: before that I worked with www.doccom.me, helping doctors communicate with each other, creating a mobile version of their site and adding an OData API.

And before that, amongst other things, I was the Product Marketing Manager in Europe for Borland Delphi.


Dec
28
comment What's the best place for a high school programmer to get his work noticed?
+1 for "testing your capability in rapidly learning new things". Although knowledge is useful, aptitude is better.
Nov
17
comment How to choose an agile methodology?
@ChristopheDebove: it's historical, programmers.se.com was created after this site.
Aug
25
comment Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines
@Justin Shield: with Windows, there's multiple screen support now for remote desktop.
Jan
8
comment Do you test your SQL/HQL/Criteria?
+1 - don't duplicate your ORM framework.
Oct
27
comment “Overtime is part of the job” true but a bad attitude?
@Vatine @burnt_hand - it's quite usual for operations types to be paid overtime to be "on call", and sometimes I've seen developers get a cut for that too. For "business as usual" development, though, it's usually easier for manager-types to organise payment-in-kind, e.g. extra holiday.
Oct
13
comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
I use Ultimate Ears ear-buds: they totally blot out conversation in our open-plan office. Works a treat.
Sep
16
comment As a software engineer, who should I be following on Twitter?
@finnw - by following e.g. @newsycombinator I've found more blogs than I'd ever see any other way.
Sep
14
comment As a software engineer, who should I be following on Twitter?
Eh? So I shouldn't listen to anyone else, who might know more than I do?
Sep
11
comment What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
I wonder what Neal thought of that?
Dec
18
comment Effective Ways to Introduce Agile into the Workplace?
An awesome response. I've also found that adding high-value, low cost gee-gaws (like continuous integration) can help fly the flag.