Language, in all its forms has always fascinated me. I cannot remember a time when I could not read and always pick up a book whenever I have the chance. I love the complexity and nuance of written English, and the structure, precision and clarity of progamming languages. I care about communication, in every form, visual, audio and electronic. I want to know how it works, why it works and how I can I use it. The website you see here shows what I have discovered, and what I have still to learn.
What I do
I am a freelance Software Developer and Educator with many years experience; an author and artist with with more enthusiasm than talent; and a husband, father and cat carer with never enough time. All this I do from a large village near the ancient city of Lincoln, in the East Midlands of England.
What I Have Done
You can read a brief biography here, covering my Education, Industrial Experience and Teaching Experience. I have several sites covering aspects of Heraldry, including the world leading DrawShield suite of graphical tools. You can also see examples of my work in various software development techniques and technologies. My hobbies and interests include reading, art and visualisation.
What I Can Do For You
I can develop software applications, especially in Java, PHP and other web technologies. I have particular skills in language parsing, XML and SVG graphics and WordPress theme development.
I can teach any subject in undergraduate Computer Science, including complete course preparation, delivery, assessment and marking, either face to face or in on-line environments.
For more information please get in touch via the e-mail link at the bottom of the page, or via Linked in or Google+.
What I Still Want To Do
Blame it on me, you can blame it on me
We’re just sugar mice in the rain…
Finish more of the things that I start, for one thing! Other things: get better at understanding French (I can read it pretty well but find spoken French really hard to follow). Cut down on the snack food. Listen to music more. Feel that I have done the best I can in everything that I do.